The Painter Joachim Raphaël Boronali

NOTW and Weird Universe have covered innumerable art world hoaxes and farces. Paintings hung upside down, installations destroyed by janitors, large prize money for unmade beds, and so forth. Here is one of the first such japes. A painting done by a donkey with a brush tied to its tail, and exhibited at a famous Paris salon as the work of a new painter named Joachim Raphaël Boronali.

Read the whole story here.

     Posted By: Paul - Thu May 14, 2020
     Category: Animals | Art | Avant Garde | Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators | Twentieth Century

I like it. And the story behind it made me laugh. Who was the real donkey's rear end in the whole affair?
Posted by KDP on 05/14/20 at 10:38 PM
Hm... something tells me that the perp painted the background himself, and only let the donkey do the random strokes.
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/16/20 at 07:32 AM
One episode of "truTV Presents: World's Dumbest" featured an artist who paints with his penis, and he gave a custom work to Judy Gold. I couldn't find a link to the video. Sorry, gals.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/18/20 at 11:35 AM
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