Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Saturday, June 19, 2004  

The mills of God grind slow, but exceedingly fine

Carlotte Allen via The Corner:

I admit it: I laughed, not cried, when I read that most of advertising magnate Charles Saatchi’s famous collection of "transgressive" art got burnt to a transgressive crisp in a London warehouse fire a few weeks ago.

Gee, sad. Lost to the world forever, for example, was Tracey Emin’s famous work "Everyone I Have Ever Slept With, 1963-1995," consisting of a tent along whose inner sides Emin had sewn 102 names.

One of the artworks destroyed in the Saatchi fire turned out to have been Chris Ofili’s Holy Virgin Mary. That was the elephant dung-splattered, female-buttocks-and-genitalia-surrounded painting of the Madonna that was part of the "Sensations" show of Saatchi-owned art at the Brooklyn Museum in 1999.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 1:41 PM |