Wednesday, 24 September 2008


Mark Rothko - Red on Maroon (1959)The BBC is at it again, trying to promote tripe as art. If the image shown - Mark Rothko's Red on Maroon (1959) - doesn't put you off, click the title link for Auntie's In Pictures: Rothko Exhibition, which opens at Tate Modern on Friday. I previewed this tosh a month ago (CLICK). Now get these admission prices: £12.50 adult, £11.50 silver surfer, £10.50 student/job seeker/child 12-18. What a ripoff!


At 25/9/08, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calm down dear, calm down. I actually find the Rothko paintings quiet calming although oddly they look better in prints then in a gallery with 100's wandering by.


At 25/9/08, Blogger Lennard Grahn said...

you're right,

let's fill the museums with paintings made in the style of 80's Heavy Metal LP covers instead of all that fake "art"...

and back to mono!

At 25/9/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

The cost of admission would have me fuming before I even glimpsed a Rothko. It would take a hell of a lot to calm me down.

That reminds me, one of the most beautiful things I've seen in nature was a swarm of sunlit green bottles shimmering on a pile of fresh horse dung. And it was free. Very relaxing too. An artist has got to be really good to compete with that image.

At 25/9/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Lennard

Er...I'd like to see a bit more variety than that, but anything's better than Rothko, especially at the Tate's prices.


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