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Hangin’ with big boys: Artist slips in stealth exhibit at Brooklyn Museum
by Mike McLaughlin
September 29th 2009
New York Daily News

Some artists will do anything to get their work shown in a museum.


Painter Mat Benote secretly hung one of his paintings in the Brooklyn Museum earlier this month – and it remained for two days before museum officials discovered it and snatched it off the wall.

“This is high-art graffiti,” said Benote, who lives in the city, but won’t say where. “It’s not really destroying anything.”

Museum officials declined to comment on Benote’s stunt, but a worker told the Brooklyn News the prank inflicted minor damage to a wall on the fourth-floor contemporary art gallery.

Benote’s escapade in the museum on Eastern Parkway was the final stop in a month-long tour. (more…)