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Much of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's lives are sacrificed at the altar of entertainment — everything from their hit movies and fashion line to their personal lives are up for our consumption. Now, two Brooklyn-based comedians, Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen, are creating a museum exhibit dedicated to the twins.
The exhibit is currently up for funding on Kickstarter and already more than a quarter towards its goal. The completed museum exhibit will include paintings of Mary Kate and Ashley by Laura Collins. The art is part of an original series by Collins called "The Olsen Twins Hiding From The Paparazzi." It depicts, well, paintings of the Olsen twins ducking away from photographers.
The comedians, who previously ran a museum dedicated to Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan out of an apartment, say they were inspired to create the exhibit because the Olsens are the anti-relatable celebrity. The twins aren't trying to be Jennifer Lawrence with her woman-of-the-people attitude, but fully embrace their status as unattainable personalities.
The exhibit will play into the theme of the unattainable celebrity lifestyle with "cultural programs," a nonsense concept that includes the following: "Past Life Regression Seminar," which will enable you to look back on your past lives; a Real Housewives Symposium (self-explanatory); and a reading of celebrity fan fiction. The museum also promises to provide free LaCroix, which, bury the lede much?
If funded, the Olsen-centric museum will open in April for two weeks — barely more than a New York Minute! However, the Kickstarter includes two stretch goals that, if reached, would allow the museum and its gratis LaCroix to stick around longer.
You can find an example of Collins's Olsen artwork below.