It's hard to imagine who thought this was an appropriate way to present the work of some of the finest painters of the last couple of centuries. Here we have a 1 x 2 by 1 3/4 inch plastic television with a viewfinder on the back and eight slides of major works of art inside. From Gauguin to Monet, Van Gogh to Lautrec, one can only view these works by squinting through a 1/4 inch opening with a magnifier.
"Starry Night" loses something with this rendering, as does one of Monet's winter haystack series, which must be renamed "Muffins with Anthrax," if one went by their appearance here. Truly a naïve attempt at sophistication, and as such, a tacky treasure.
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