Friday, 22 July 2011

a clerihew for Mr Freud

Lucian Freud
Just deud
His portraits were very unflattering
But if you wanted to buy one your bank account would take a battering.

The picture is Girl with a white dog. I used to have a print of this painting on the bulkhead of my cabin. It was in part an ironic response to my cow-orkers' tendency to plaster their cabins with pornography. Though irony only butters so many parsnips. I like the picture, but it is David Inshaw's Badminton Game that endured in my affections, and on my wall.