This is funny – via jonno(dotcom)’s always entertaining Tumblog:
“This painting is on loan to the New Orleans Museum of Art for three months from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which has the largest collection of Turner’s work outside Great Britain. The loan is a result of a Super Bowl wager between the directors of the two art museums, with the losing team’s hometown museum lending a major work to the winning team’s museum. GEAUX SAINTS! WHO DAT MUSEUM!” (from the wall label for J.M.W Turner’s “The Fifth Plague of Egypt,” now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art)
More info on the initial bet here.
UPDATE: A complete view of the label is on Rebecca Rebouché’s blog.
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