Sunday, 23 March 2014

Magpie 212



MODERN ART

"Now, this is Tracy Emin's bed,"
The gallery curator said.
"Next door, you'll find a cow and calf,
Sawn (by Damien Hurst) in half.
These sell for bucket-loads of cash,
But me? I think they're utter trash."


(With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the picture)

55 comments:

  1. Utter rubbish... You can't call it art... Mad people with too much money buy such rubbish.

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  2. Short, sweet and succinct - I like your take on this Magpie Tale.

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  3. Love this. Reminds me of the contained insanity I saw when I first looked at the photo.

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    1. Julie, it looked like any teenager's bedroom to me.

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  4. A beautiful limerick but what is wrong with the bed?
    It looks perfectly serviceable to me.
    Mine is much the same but without the ladies clothing and things. I'll take a photo if anyone is interested in fine art.

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    1. PS. I could extend the area of interest to include my kitchen and shower. My desk is little better.

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    2. Oooh, go on, Adrian. Post those pictures. I dare you.

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  5. Indeed, so much art these days is just trash! Nice take.

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    1. But apparently people buy it, Bekkie!

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  6. I once spent a lot of time in a Tracey Emin exhibition at The National (or was it The Tate?) in the hope of giving her a fair hearing in my mind. I gave her a very fair hearing. Verdict: she's having us on...big time.

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    1. True, and Emin knows it. Laughing behind her hand at the tossers who give her awards for this sort of thing.

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    2. GB, the sad thing is that she CAN draw. Just prefers to win prizes and fame with rubbish.

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  7. Dear Tracey; where would we be without her!

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    1. CM, trust me. We'd be just fine without her. But she needs US.

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  8. If you or I put this in a public place we'd be arrested and charged with fly tipping.
    Emin's success with this display proves that "Art is what you can get away with."

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  9. The only talent Tracy etc seem to have is getting away with it.

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  10. Great poem. I couldn't agree more!

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  11. You've said it all, Frances and so skilfully. Completely agree with you x

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  12. Love it, and agree with every word.

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    1. As so many people agree, it seems odd that this kind of 'art' persists, Cait.

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  14. She made us look though, didn't she…
    Fun poem!

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  15. Tell it like it is, sez I! LOL

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    1. Delighted to be able to help put it there, Helen!

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  17. love this! It's interesting isn't it what some accept as art....cheers!

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  18. In total agreement with your words Frances. Excellent and witty - as usual.
    Anna :o]

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  19. Quite a different take. Crisp. Loved reading it :)

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  20. A foo and his money is easily parted!

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  21. I meant "A FOOL AND HIS MONEY IS EASILY PARTED"

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    1. I knew what you meant, Margaret! Thanks for the comment. And I agree.

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