This is the 2nd of 3 installments in the Polo Mint Adventures.
Here's a Polo Mint, just to remind you of what this is all about -- placing a Polo Mint on a work of art in a Museum, and taking a photo of it -- while trying not to get thrown out of the museum (as happend to me in Bilbao and St Jacques de Compostelle.
I visited the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, the Netherlands, a few days ago. It has some modern art pieces in its permanent collection, and while I was there had a special exhibition called 'Martin Visser -- collector, designer, free spirit.'
Most, but not all of the Polo Mint enhanced photos come from the Visser exhibition.
I got into trouble as usual. One of the guards asked me what I was doing with my Polo Mint and camera. I explained. He didn't like my explanation and called his boss.
He asked me what I was doing with my Polo Mint and camera. I explained. He didn't like my explanation either. He assigned me a 'minder' -- Charlotte -- who, he said, would watch me carefully, and if I touched any of the exhibits etc then I would be thrown out.
I explained to Charlotte what I was doing, and she was quite amused (and probably thought that I was mad).
Here is Charlotte, with Polo Mint, of course:
And now, on to some of the Bonnefanten's exhibits. We start with A. R. Penck's 'Head):
The next one is Bernd Lohaus' 'Nur' -- you'll see that i managhed to get the Polo on this one:
Some of this was, again, 'hit-and-run' gueriila Polo Art, and I didn't get to right down any details about the next 3 works -- big bits of steel, stone and wood, respectively, with little Polo Mints:
And then here comes Bruce Naumann's 'First Poem Piece'. What rhymes with Polo, Bruce?
Followed by Cart Andre's 'Square Piece (for Martin & Maria Visser)'. It's now a square piece with a round Polo Mint.
Next are 3 photos of 4 oil drums by Christo. (I couldn't get a Polo Mint on top of the fourth drum as it was too high). The drums are unwrapped -- the oil drums, that is, not Christo. Apparently, our friend Martin used to keep these drums in his living room, until Maria told him to move them out. I can't think why!
And here is a big messy collection of woolen things that, in my 'umble opinion, look much better with the addition of the Polo Mint:
And now we have Donald Judd's 'Chair No 1' with 'Bench No 6' and a Polo Mint that doesn't have a number. (I might be mad, but I'm not mad enough to start numbering Polo Mints -- yet):
This a sort of mattress. I don't know who it's by. The added polo Mint is by me:
Moving on we come to Richard Long's 'Slate Piece'. It's greyness was lightened by a Polo Mint:
At the top of the Bonnefanted Museum is a giant sculpture by Sol de Witt. I added a Polo Mint to it. You can't see it, but it's there -- honest.
Here is a stripey red and white thing, with a white Polo Mint. (Note for Polo fans: fruit Polos exist, and if had had a packet of those I could have added a red Polo to the usual white one. I'm not really a fruit Polo person though.)
The next one is called 'Vergaderen' which means to assemble in Dutch. It's now 'Vergaderen met Polo Mint'.
And now, by popular request, we have Walter de Maria's 'Nonagon', with ...guess what?
And, to finish off, well nearly, the Bonnefanten collection, here are three white pieces (with white Polo Mints):
And then, just to end this, here is a photo of me at the Bonnefanten, taken by my Very Good Friend Charlotte. (It's not a very good photo of me,cos I ain't that fat -- but it's better than the 'photo' that Vizma came up with for the first part of these Adventures.)
And there this part of the Polo Mint Adventures comes to an end.
Before signing off, I must tell you that I offered Charlotte a whole tube of Polo Mints, but she declined.
All the more for me, and my next Adventure.