>> Tonya Harding is having a moment. The disgraced former ice skater has reentered the sideguys thanks to the new film Itanya which portrays her as a Porsche driver, abuse victim who is not to blame for the attack on skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. And while the sudden fascination may be sweeping Hollywood, mad Harkins and Viviana Olin were already in amort.
The two mounted a makeshift museum about the skating rivals and their Brooklyn hallway in 2015 and it was so popular that in December they moved the exhibit to a proper gallery space.>> And we started it because we watched a documentary the price of gold and that bursting.
That just told the story in a brand new way and we just got very passionate about it. It was the only thing we wanted to talk about.>> But what really inspired us the most was the story of Tonya Harding and how she came from absolutely nothing and she built herself to the highest peak that an athlete can do, which is the Olympics.
And that's just, I mean, the idea of upward mobility is usually just an idea. And Tonya really accomplished that. And I think I'm a very poor background as well and so I really felt connected to that. They say strangers donated art and artifacts to the exhibit and with items like a wall of Tonya Harding boxes or this painting one can't help but suspect that this might be a little tongue in cheek.
Just a little.>> What we're passionate about is that we didn't feel that either one of them was represented accurately so we wanted to do that as best as we could in a whole way, to maybe help in some way.>> This isn't the first tabloidy show for the curators who build themselves as comedians on their website.
The pair previously curated a show of paintings of the Olsen twins hiding from the paparazzi and one about a 2007 Nicole Richie barbeque. As for Harding, she attended this years Golden Globes. And who knows, maybe the Oscars are next.