Illicit shot


I didn't realize that photography was not allowed at the AGO's Picasso exhibit. In my defense, the usual no photos signs (a camera with a red slash through it) were not posted anywhere. Before I was stopped, I managed to get this shot of two of the artist's self-portraits. I love the contrast between his older and younger selves. In case I haven't made it clear, this show is not-to-be-missed!

19 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

Many, many years ago I made the mistake of using a flash in the Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam - man, did I get jumped on quickly. I'm assuming in your case it's more to do with copyright?

Olivier said...

malheureusement de plus en plus de musée refuse les photos ;((( tu as reussis a faire une belle photo avant de te faire prendre ;))

cieldequimper said...

Ah ce que ça m'énerve, ça... Qu'on utilise surtout pas de flash, ça me semble évident. Par contre, les droits d'auteur pendant 70 ans pour des œuvres d'artistes décédés, l'interdiction de prendre des photos pendant les concerts (à la rigueur je veux bien que les vidéos soient interdites mais les photos...)

Mais du coup, je n'aurais même pas osé mettre cette photo là en ligne !

Chrissy Brand said...

We are honoured to be able to see what you saw then! I enjoy trying to take illicit photos in galleries, and this is a fine example- perhaps 'cos you were not trying to be illicit?

Stefan Jansson said...

I hate signs like that. Good that you at least managed one shot.

Andy said...

Next time use your cell phone and make it look like you talking on it when you are really taking photos:-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Personally, I think allowing photographs would increase business, as after seeing the photos I would want to see the originals all the more.

Birdman said...

Tsk, tsk, tsk!

Lois said...

I'm glad you were able to get this picture at least! My daughter got in trouble for taking pictures somewhere earlier this summer and the guard told her he had to watch while she deleted the picture. Fortunately he didn't realize that she had taken two of the same shot and she only deleted one while she managed to get away with the other!

hamilton said...

just tell them the photos are for a very important and well read blog.....

Jack said...

Good for you. I am glad you got this one. I can't remember seeing a photo of a young Picasso before. When he was that young, I wonder if any critics predicted that he would become one of the century's most prominent artists.

Randy said...

I did that once in a museum and they wrote on my blog demanding I removed the post.

Lowell said...

Good for you. Stupid rule anyway. So long as you don't use flash there's no problem. Our museum has the same rule. I think I'll sneak a wee camera in...

Virginia said...

Always better to ask forgiveness! You got a great shot.
V

JM said...

Well done. I often do that, that's why I keep my camera silent. :-)

RedPat said...

Rules, rules! Like you are going to copy a Picasso!

fiziskandarz said...

I can understand flash photography isn't allowed in some places as it might distract others. But there have been many times I have been asked not too take any picture at all of an interior building etc for any reason :S

Gunn said...

Sometimes there are to many rules....

Well done to you!:)
Thanks for sharing!

Kate said...

How sweet it is to break a rule without knowing there was a rule, but enjoying and savoring it anyway!!

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