A FEAR OF SPIDERS

A FEAR OF SPIDERS

Good evening. We welcome you to this palladium of art treasures that range from the kooky to the uncommon, from the bestial to the bizarre, and I’d like to take you on a guided tour through the Night Gallery—a collection of paintings on display for only the most discriminating, because it’s best that they be seen both after and in the dark.
The story behind this offering: a word which we’ve coined just for the occasion—arachnophobia. It means for our purposes a special distaste for those crawly little beasties with the multilegged hairy bodies—in other words, “A Fear of Spiders,” the title of our first painting in this, the Night Gallery.