Friday, January 05, 2007
Woody Allen: Our New Nostradamus
They're holding a Woody Allen retro at Film Forum and I was just reminded of a scene from "Hannah and Her Sisters." On TV, they were advertising a "Starving Artists Sale" at a convention center, telling people to seize the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of real oil paintings in their home. For $19, they guaranteed you'd be able to find "Sofa-sized Paintings!" I have never heard of paintings described by their size before, but of course that's just like a scene in "Hannah" where the artist Max Von Sydow is horrified by a couple looking for a painting that could match their brown couch. We'll know things are sad when they start to describe paintings as "futon-sized."