John Oliver comes to the aide of museums in his own quirky way


Small town museums in need of a loan can now find relief, thanks to John Oliver. The TV host has drawn attention to the country’s museums’ plight while urging people to come forward and donate to them. And in doing his bit, the host has offered to his fleet of rat erotica paintings for display at the art hubs in exchange for a sum.

Confused much? Let us explain. In the latest episode Last Week Tonight, Oliver launched a campaign to host his erotic rat art in five museums nationwide for two weeks each, with a vow to make two $ 10,000 donations to those museums and local food shelters in exchange. Commenting on it, the TV host said, “We’ve dabbled a bit in the art market this year and have acquired a small but high-quality collection of modern masterpieces,” He further added, “Tonight, I’m proud to announce that this collection is available to go on tour. That is right; we’re inviting any US museum—as long as they can safely show them—to apply to host these masterpieces.”

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Artworks on display will include a painting of Wendy Williams eating a lamb chop, two rats making out, and many more. Museums are invited to submit their applications to display Oliver’s collection by emailing [email protected] on or before November 1, 2020. And guessing by the reaction to the show’s announcement on Twitter, we expect a downpour of entries!

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[Via: Artnet]