Wednesday, October 18, 1961: 'Le Bateau'

The exhibition "The Last Works of Henri Matisse: Large Cut Gouaches" opens at New York's Museum of Modern Art. One of the works, "Le Bateau" had been hung upside down. The error would not be noticed until December 3; it was turned right side up the next day. (The correct version is at left; below is The New York Times headline of December 5.)

* Other examples of upside-down artworks: @
* MoMa press release (October 1961): @
* MoMa account (2001): @

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