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Painting by: Willem de Kooning (1904 - 1997), American (born Holland), UNTITLED, 1977, Oil on paper on board, 30 x 41 1/2 inches, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio.
This Fashionable Disaster
We are modern art at its best,
a splattered mess on the canvas
of this complacent culture,
hanging still for everyone to see.
A man in a black hat stops and gapes for a moment.
A woman silences her clinking heals to observe.
They clasp their arms behind their back,
move in with squinted eyes,
believing their glare will give them knowledge.
But they miss the chaos,
they can’t hear the jumbled words
They don’t know what the colors mean,
yet they nod,
giving their approval of our misfortune.
They say, "It’s lovely, isn’t it?"
and walk on.
By: J. Chéri
J. Chéri is an in-house writer with Reward Publishing whose work has been featured in several publications.