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I saw this last year at MOMA in San Francisco.

It comprises black poodles gathered around a white baby.

I like works with sequence and order, and I like this. However, when I’m looking around a gallery I am often irritated by the complete nonsense in the artist rationale and the ensuing press critique…. monumentally over-intellectualised and up it’s rear end.

For example; with absolutely no thought whatsoever I can write the following….

Meet a black dog once for joy, twice for sorrow. Here the artist uses traditional folklore figure of the black dog to represent darkness and danger and to create a sense of foreboding omen. The tightly formed circle offers no escape for the baby, symbolising the endless struggle of human endeavour and hope that a newborn brings.

It’s utter bullshit.

Personally I think it would work better with dachshunds. I can’t see the point of poodles.


Author: parakitamol

Irrelevant. Not a lover or a fighter. I run with scissors. Boil me the bag but thaw before freezing. Last fuel for 134 miles. Liar. Sometimes funny. I don't suffer fools. My words are for my amusement. If you read them great, if you enjoy them, even better..... If you don't like them at all... then you've made my life complete.

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