The (upside down?) art of Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew has been in the news lately, but this post isn't about the various scandals besetting him. Instead, it's about the prince's brief foray into the world of art, when he was a teenager.

At the age of 17, he completed an oil painting which he titled "Canadian Landscape." It was displayed at the Windsor Festival, which was an exhibition that gathered together works related to the Royal Family from Tudor times to the present.

I'm sure his painting must have been in color, but the AP image archive has a photo of it in black-and-white. As seen below.

As I was looking at the picture, I kept thinking that it didn't visually make much sense. Of course, perhaps it was intended to be an abstract work, but out of curiosity I flipped it around, at which point it immediately made a lot more sense. At least, I think so. See below for comparison. So, I'm pretty sure that the AP archive has his picture upside-down — and it's had it that way for years.

What I wonder is if this is just a screw-up by the AP archive, or was his painting actually displayed that way? Does Prince Andrew's painting deserve a place in the WU Gallery of Art Hung Upside-Down?
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Nov 22, 2019
     Category: Art | Royalty

I once worked at a college student center. I was asked to assist art students in installing their art work for an exhibition. Seems many did not have any idea on how to hang pictures. One student hung his own abstract painting upside down. His signature was very obvious.
They also wanted the typical wine and cheese opening. They had a limited budget and asked me where a cheap liquor store was. I showed them but they were worried they wouldn't have enough wine due to cost. I talked to the clerk and found that they had an unclaimed pony keg of Watney's Red. It was a big hit at the opening.
Posted by Techs on 11/22/19 at 07:49 AM
Why don't you wait a bit for the smoke to clear and then ask Andrew directly? He's apt to have a lot of time on his hands, now that mummy has told him (twice) to stay home.

Here's a great pic of Andrew yesterday:
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 11/22/19 at 01:04 PM
Yah. There's all these Republican imbeciles pretending that this is a reason we shouldn't have a monarchy any more. I say Lizzie and Chaz slapping down their (respectively) son an little brother is a very good reason why the monarchy is a much better idea than having Bullingdon BoJo and "Grab'em" Trump.
Posted by Richard Bos on 12/01/19 at 09:44 AM
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