Welcome to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Big Apple, baby! These gallery girls from around the world have jetted HERE, to shack up in the Upper East Side. How can they all maintain a polite attitude in this aristocratic Hunger Games? Step into their world and see who’s really a part of the IN Crowd, *newsflash* it’s probably not you.
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. Princesse de Broglie. 1851-3.
“I don’t need a man. I need elegance, diamonds, pearls, silks, gowns, rubies, emeralds, treats, properties and a whole lotta cash.”
Amedeo Modigliani. Reclining Nude. 1917.
“Who needs a mistress when you have a housewife like me?!”
Marie Denise Villers. Charlotte du Val d’Ognes. 1801.
“I’m not a stalker! If the person is good looking, you call them a secret admirer.”
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. Josefa de Castilla Portugal y van Asbrock de Garcini. 1804.
“My ideal body weight, is you on me with a pizza.”
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Señora de Sorolla in Black. 1906.
“How many times must I tell you?! You’re basic, darling, basic.”
Gustave Courbet. Woman with a Parrot. 1866.
“YAAAAAAAASSSS PARROT! Another three-night bender! You little french tarts, don’t be prude, come let your men roll around in greener pastures, avec moi!”
Jean Honoré Fragonard. A Woman with a Dog. 1769.
“I’m passionate about dogs, just not crazy about b**ches.”
Think these gals could show you some nifty picture hanging ideas? Pop the corks and let the champagne flow! You’re going to need deep pockets to court these overpriced babes! Dream on, stud! We don’t all have cash to wipe our asses; but that’s not a completely distant fantasy.
The Public House of Art sells affordable art online and in store, and you’ll see that accessibility is just as enticing as the overpriced damsels at the MET. With PHoA, you’re afforded options and personal customisation, so you’ll still have the money for that solid-gold bathtub. Starting a collection shouldn’t break the bank, so start on the right foot and you’ll be on your way with a kit that rivals the MET’s own.