The Joker appears in an art gallery and defaces the paintings with paint-spraying guns. But instead of being horrified at his alterations, the Joker's work is praised as "art". After more success at an international art competition, the Joker founds his own art school. But Batman and Robin suspect he has a more sinister purpose in mind when he enrolls only wealthy millionaires.
Did You Know?
The four other artists in the art contest (besides the Joker) Vincent Van Gauche, Jackson Potluck, Leonardo Da Vinski and Pablo Pincus were obviously takeoffs on the real artists, the Dutch Vincent Van Gogh, the American Jackson Pollock, the Italian Leonarda Da Vinci and the Spaniard Pablo Picasso. However, while Pollock and Picasso did work in abstract art, like their imitators here, Van Gogh dealt more with a form of impressionism, and the long dead Da Vinci was a representational artist only, unlike their Batman counterparts. See more
When Robin pulls his face out of the pink goo, it actually pulls his mask down, away from his eyes. In the next shot, this mistake has been corrected and the mask is back in place. See more
Referenced in Batman