Art: Revels Without a Cause

Italy's wispy President Antonio Segni had just arrived for the grand opening of the Venice Biennale when a scruffy little man with a ragged little beard rushed up to him and dramatically emptied the contents of a briefcase at his feet. The President's guard, ever on the alert, quickly drew his sword, but all that he saw was a half-dozen grey mice scampering for safety. It turned out that the intruder was a Venezuelan artist who has a passion for mice, paints pictures of them again and again, and thinks that the Biennale neglects...

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