Black Poles

What is wrong with this photograph? In its relentless quest to trivialise its treasures, (vide the moving wallpaper effect of projecting fragments of its Aboriginal Art collection on the walls at night) see how the National Gallery of Australia represents itself with a fragment of Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles on the parking signs. Not only a crass concept of branding, but turning the painting into a three dimensional object? Whoever thought of that should creep back to whence they came…

Wouldn’t you love to see the request letter to the Pollock-Krasner Foundation?


#1 anthony on 11.10.10 at 10:57 pm

I like it – one of these would look great parked beside my car!

#2 Nigel on 11.11.10 at 2:33 pm

But you don’t need one, you (too) have Black Stone(s) to park next to. (Boom boom. Anthony lives in Blackstone, in the Western Desert. A readymade figure of speech…)

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