Tag Archives: art

Night Watch

Spectators desiring to spy/ On art restoration must try/ This Rembrandt live stream,/ Fulfilling their dream/ Of literally watching paint dry./// All those who've been longing to spyOn art restoration must tryThis new Rembrandt stream,Fulfilling their dreamOf literally watching paint … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Musk Causes Stink

**I’ve just been away for a a week or so, and took a holiday from limericking too, so this and the next one represent an attempt to catch up with a couple of the stories I missed. Normal service will … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Jesus Christ!

There was an old Renaissance daub,/ A painting of Christ with an orb,/ Da Vinci’s, they say,/ Whose buyer will pay/ A sum that is hard to absorb./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42000696 There was an old Renaissance daub,A painting of Christ with an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Tidy Sum

When Tracey did not make her bed She made it an artwork instead At 16 years old It’s once more been sold So Saatchi has made lots of bread./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28116274 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/484061368501276673

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bacon and Freud Bread

The sale of a triptych by Bacon/Has left the art world a bit shaken/A painting of Freud,/It duly destroyed/The record for what one has taken. /// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24922938 The sale of a triptych by BaconHas left the art world a bit … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Artsy-Fartsy Nazis

There was a reclusive Bavarian/ Named Gurlitt, an octogenarian/ Who hid lots of art/ That was nicked in the start/ By a murderous totalitarian. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24818541 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/397701499976822784

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Art Attack

There once was a man who defaced/ A Rothko that can’t be replaced/ He said for his part/ His graffito was art/ And it’s all just a matter of taste. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/founder-of-yellowism-movement-vladimir-umanets-admits-defacing-valuable-mark-rothko-painting-at-the-tate-modern-8201780.html

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Scream Goes Like a Dream

There is an old man with a scream/ Who resembles a very bad dream/ He’s one of a bunch/ All created by Munch/ And is worth a few quid, it would seem. /// http://www.metro.co.uk/news/898031-iconic-edvard-munch-painting-the-scream-sells-for-record-74m

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Boyce will be Boyce

A modernist called Martin Boyce/Is this season’s #Turner Prize choice/With metal & wood/He decided he should/Inquire if a word has a voice.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment