The Museum of Modern Art is never a bore for me, but sometimes I like to make up my own stories about the paintings I’m looking at. Modern art, modern interpretations.


The Dream by Henri Rousseau

The naked woman lacks romance and intimacy in her life. She’s got jungle fever and is dreaming of a being wooed by a dark and mysterious man playing with his phallic flute.

#henrirousseau's The Dream #moma #modernart #latergram

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The Starry Night by Van Gogh

Van Gogh painted this after he ate mushrooms. In his altered state, the universe must be imploding because the Milky Way and meteorites are about to crash on earth. Also, can Instagram or Snapchat make this a filter?

Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol

Warhol taste tested each can of soup and ranked it in order from his favorite to least favorite.

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

A memory is not an exact replica of the actual moment. It morphs over time as our memories are colored by our experiences. Deep.

Dynamism of a Soccer Player by Umberto Boccioni

This is what my paintings look like – a crumbled piece of colored paper.

The Museum of Modern Art is free every Friday from 4PM-8PM thanks to UNIQLO’s Free Friday Nights. Get there early! The line wraps around the block. Sometimes twice.

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