365 Days of Art: December 3 – MoMA Rehangs Matisse, Right-Side-Up

A near-mirror image from top to bottom, created with approximately 12 irregular shapes and lines, made of thinly cut paper.
Henri Matisse, Le Bateau (The Boat), Paper Cut, 1953

December 3, 1961

The Museum of Modern Art finally realizes their mistake in hanging Henri Matisse’s Le Bateau upside-down, and straightens the picture after six weeks. It takes a stockbroker/art lover that long to convince MoMA; they finally act on one of her letters.