[Dixielandjazz] Re: Art & Jazz & Audience

PJ Ladd pj.ladd at btopenworld.com
Mon Dec 1 20:45:03 PST 2003

`The true significance of the "artist",
however, will only be known when the effect of his work `


The critic proclaimed with a cough
That painting is not by Van Gogh,
and he said as he sipped at his hock;
"I`m sure that it isn`t Van Gogh,
and the tartan rug spread by the loch
is not in the style of Van Gogh.
It also may please you to know
it is certainly not by Van Gogh".

Quoted with acknowledgement to, but without the permission of Simon Drew.
His priceless little book Nonsense in Art contains drawings, with humourous
and appropriate verses. They include a painting of a bowler hatted man
wearing  a suit and a red tie. Across his face flies a seagull, his hand
holds a microphone.
The verse is

I`ve had a few
but then again, too few to mention.

Great stuff.



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