I was once asked to look at a portfolio of pencil drawings by an ex-prisoner; they were trite, unaccomplished, cliched, clumsy and painful to look at. They were without a scintilla of merit. When I said so than man’s astonished representative said “But the prison art visitor said he has a rare talent”. “What was he in for?” I asked. “GBH”. “Well,” I suggested, “he would say that, wouldn’t he?”.
On the subject of Art
October 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments