Feb 28 2014
This isn’t quite our usual fare, but I’ve gone to an unexpectedly large amount of art galleries recently (I’m so cultured) so I thought this was pretty funny.
It’s a kids book satirizing a trip to a gallery, based on the British Ladybird book line from half a century ago. From the author:
“I thought it would be humorous to see Mummy, Peter and Jane going to a really nihilistic modern art exhibition”, she says. Among the works confronted by the trio on their cultural outing are pastiches of Emin, Creed and Koons, through which they learn about sex, death, nothingness “and all of the debilitating, middle-class self-hatred contained in the artworks.”