Friday, February 29, 2008

Pirates of the Met

A Seductive Rebel Who Kept It Real -French painter Gustave Courbet is shocked to learn that his 1845 self-portrait "The Desperate Man" is in fact a picture of Johnny Depp. After retitling the work "A Desperate Man", Courbet became dangerously depressed while viewing a 21 Jump Street marathon. Fortunately he was able to calm himself by donning glasses and walking like Keith Richards.

Thanks to for the lower photo and Roberta Smith of the NY Times, who noted this separation at birth in the linked story.

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