This week on Throwback Thursday’s Art Rewind, we’re featuring 1994, the year both Justin Bieber and Dakota Fanning were born. (Someone should get those kids together! Dakota would be such a good influence on Bieber, and he would bring…excitement to her life??) Anyway, 1994 is also the year Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell starred in our featured movie, Four Weddings and a Funeral. Tune in tonight, February 26th at 8 ET/5 PT.
And Now Your 1994 Art Rewind…
1. Thieves steal Norway’s most famous national art treasure, Edvard Munch’s The Scream. It only took the thieves 50 seconds to break in and grab the painting. The painting was recovered a short time later, and the thieves were apprehended (but later released on appeal).
2. The first song released over the internet is Aerosmith’s “Head First.” Aerosmith? Really? Yeah, apparently ten thousand people downloaded the song over about a week. It took each one of them 60-90 minutes to download! Oh internet of 1994, you were so slow.
3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its Irving Galleries for the arts of South and Southeast Asia. The New York Times called the opening a “watershed” for the inclusion of Asian arts in American arts appreciation.
4. Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction garners huge critical praise and commercial success, and secures Tarantino as a superstar director (for better or worse). Oh yeah, and it also completely resurrected the career of John Travolta. Is there anyone who didn’t love him in this film? No.
5. Friends, the most iconic television show of the 90s, premieres on NBC. Aren’t they so cute in their original form? Weird baggy suits and poofy hair? We miss those days!