Last week in Brooklyn, people bashed Andy Warhol’s head with baseball bats, and pastries fell out. It was at a museum, and Mr. Warhol’s head was actually a 20-foot-tall piñata. Celeb chef Mario Batali broke his bat on Andy’s face.
The spectacle introduced the dessert course at the Brooklyn Museum fundraising gala. Warhol’s head contained packaged Little Debbie snack cakes and/or Hostess Sno-Balls (accounts differ). The main course was roasted bunnies, and there was obviously lots of alcohol. There may have been some art around somewhere, too.
“In the Future, Everyone Will Be a Piñata for 15 Minutes,” Dave Itzkoff, New York Times Arts Beat blog.