Street performer underestimates Van Gogh's popularity

Street performer underestimates Van Gogh's popularity

World May 19, 2017 11:12

MELBOURNE - Australian street artist Matt Butterworth thought it would be a long day when he decided to make look-a-like selfish with others on the street as Vincent van Gogh. Nothing turned out to be true. Rows of fat gathered around him. And soon his phone was empty by using the camera.

Butterworth decided to sit in Melbourne around 10 o'clock before the entrance of an art gallery in Melbourne, where an exhibition of Van Gogh's work was taking place.

Reason for his action was the fact that he regularly hears that he has a lot of leave from the Dutch Grandmaster. In addition, he wants to communicate with his project: 'We live in the era of selfies and celebrities. Van Gogh is now more famous than when he was a painter, so I thought people would like to be in the picture with him, 'Butterworth told the BBC.

As more often, when a sheep was over the dam, more followed. 'A whole lot of people were in the queue to go with me on the photo. I got hugs from all kinds of strangers. '

Butterworth acknowledges that he has underestimated Van Gogh's popularity. 'I really underestimated the love people feel for Vincent. I knew he was popular, but his tragic story about his mental illness makes people feel really connected, 'said the street performer.

In one and a half hours, Butterworth made 147 selfies with his phone. Then he had to stop because his battery was empty because of making all the pictures.

Butterworth decided to sit in Melbourne around 10 o'clock before the entrance of an art gallery in Melbourne, where an exhibition of Van Gogh's work was taking place.

Reason for his action was the fact that he regularly hears that he has a lot of leave from the Dutch Grandmaster. In addition, he wants to communicate with his project: 'We live in the era of selfies and celebrities. Van Gogh is now more famous than when he was a painter, so I thought people would like to be in the picture with him, 'Butterworth told the BBC.

As more often, when a sheep was over the dam, more followed. 'A whole lot of people were in the queue to go with me on the photo. I got hugs from all kinds of strangers. '

Butterworth acknowledges that he has underestimated Van Gogh's popularity. 'I really underestimated the love people feel for Vincent. I knew he was popular, but his tragic story about his mental illness makes people feel really connected, 'said the street performer.

In one and a half hours, Butterworth made 147 selfies with his phone. Then he had to stop because his battery was empty because of making all the pictures.

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