Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Ikea, Roy Lichtenstein, Digging Up Audrey

Ikea has taken its meatballs off the menu because a batch turned out to be tainted with horse. Ailz had a lamb shank instead. I had beef.  We go to Ikea for the scented candles and cheap washing up brushes but always come back with much, much more.

Dave Gibbons thinks it's screwy that Roy Lichtenstein's paintings go for millions of dollars while copies of the comic books he was ripping off can be had for peanuts. I agree. Alastair Sooke devoted a whole episode of the Review Show  to arguing that Lichtenstein wasn't a one-trick pony. but I wasn't convinced. It's not that I hate pop art- I think Warhol is a god- only that I find Lichtenstein over-rated. Incidentally, Andy hit on the comic book idea independently and at the same time as Roy. When he saw Roy had got his stuff into the galleries first he switched to soup cans. Andy never stopped trying out new things; Roy, on the other hand, went on painting dots for the rest of his life.

There's an ad for some horrible chocolate bar that uses a computer generated simulacrum of the young Audrey Hepburn. It's not the first time this sort of thing has been done but I guess the joins are getting harder and harder to spot. I think it's tantamount to grave robbing.
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