Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Posthumous Collaboration

The darling of the critics' hypes
As present fashion swings,
He painted lots of squares and stripes
And coloured blobs and things.

A joined-up scribble makes of this
Great work a greater one:
The only masterpiece of his
A grown-up might have done.

© Philip Challinor

Rothko painting defaced at Tate Modern

Weblog: The Curmudgeon - You'll come for the curses. You'll stay for the mudgeonry.
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3 comments:

  1. Casual iconoclasm with brutal humour – trademark Challinor and I loved it.

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  2. If a book of my selected horrors from this site is ever published, I'll want that as the front-cover blurb.

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