Friday, 30 November 2007

No Demo at Tate Liver

Sir Nicholas Serota on the steps of the Tate (2007) photo © Rick FriendSir Nicholas Serota looking puzzled.
"Here, what's this?"
"It's art, Sir Nick."
"Oh. But what does it mean?"
"It's an artist's impression of you looking at Tracey Emin's knickers hanging on her washing line, wondering if they're art."
"Oh. I see. But what does it mean?"
"It's in the eye of the beholder."
"Oh. Like Doris's Crack, you mean."
"Er...sort of."
"I wish the punters would stop falling in the damn thing. Still, all publicity is good publicity, what?"
Purely an imaginary conversation, you understand, inspired by today's witty press release by Charles Thomson apologizing to Sir Nick for Stuckists not demonstrating outside Tate Liverpool over the Turner Prize this year. Best laugh I've had all week. Watch out for it in the up-market weekend magazines. The title link takes you to an archive of Stuckist demos, which includes a video of Sir Nick receiving this work of art. To view a slightly larger version of the original, CLICK.


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