Saturday, July 15, 2006
Deborah Butterfield horse suffers acute attack of agoraphobia at MMOCA
As predicted in an earlier post, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's 1983 Deborah Butterfield horse suffered an acute attack of agoraphobia over the weekend. Agoraphobia is a Greek word that literally means "fear of the marketplace." The attack was brought on by a marketplace overdose, with Maxwell Street Days -- especially Fontana's bargain racks and the crowds they drew -- surging right up to the glass wall of MMOCA.
The sculpture is expected to recover fully once the shopping frenzy abates.