fisking with class
Post #318 • July 8, 2004, 7:48 AM • 3 Comments
Someone once said that diplomacy is the art of telling someone to go to hell in such a manner that he looks forward to the trip. One of the classiest fiskings I've ever seen by Jonathan Jones for the Guardian:
Whatever the quality of the works Saatchi has bought in just these past few months, he has seen some very new and unpublicised things. When I got sent a catalogue for an exhibition a couple of months ago that claimed to tell the life of a child prodigy whose drawings and writings document a strange, sad existence, I thought about reviewing it but decided it looked unoriginal and overwrought. Saatchi not only went to see it, but bought the entire contents of the exhibition, which now fill a room at County Hall. It still seems unoriginal and overwrought, and now, apparently, has been exposed as a hoax. But you can't complain that Saatchi doesn't bring you the very latest thing, direct from the Nowhere Gallery in Nonentity Road.