I might be imagining this, but I somehow remember writing that one day it would be proven without a doubt that art had health and healing benefits. Enter, stage left brain, an artist called Alexander Melamid. He has just opened something called the Art Healing Ministry in, where else, Soho in New York.
‘Patients’ can book an appointment to be exposed to fine art for various psychological and physical ailments. Mad? Well that can probably be treated too. A 20-minute evaluation and treatment costs from around $120.
BTW, if you think this is total nonsense I suggest that you pay a visit to a great cathedral and consider how your feelings change when they are exposed to a mixture of art, architecture, lighting and possibly music.