Wednesday, 12 November 2008


Jean-Michel Basquiat - Tobacco vs Red Chief (1981-2)The latest tosh at Tate Modern is UBS Openings: Paintings from the 1980s, It opened today and continues until 13 April 2009. The Tate claims this show offers an opportunity to re-appraise Neo-Expressionist painting a quarter of a century after its emergence. Thanks, Tate. If this is the best the show can do - Jean-Michel Basquiat's Tobacco vs Red Chief (1981-2) - it's a wasted re-appraisal of outmoded tripe by untalented hacks. Rubbish, but free. Why bother, unless you're a member of the Brit. Anti-art Establishment? You'll meet all your mates at the show.


At 17/11/08, Blogger Lennard Grahn said...

HORRID! good thing he died young or we would be stuck with even more of this so called "art"!!!

When do the Tate wisen up and make a group show of those fascinating and talented artists who used to work for Reader's Digest and The Watchtower?..

At 17/11/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Lennnard

One of his pieces of tripe - The Boxer - went in a London auction recently for £19m, if memory serves correctly! Scary.

Not so sure about The Watchtower! Judge Dredd, maybe.


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