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Zyzzyva & The 12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark

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Narcissism 1950The phenomena of why Pollock and Rothko and Warhol et al garner legions of sycophants (I’m not saying anyone who likes this trio is a sycophant. But they probably are) fascinates me. I marvel and wonder what the heck in mind-boggling fumblebuck is going on…I look at nature’s random and superior beauty, and the masters, and wonder. Whatever happened to talent? Perhaps when an artist realizes their talent has limits they change their goals toward concept and promotion. An excellent take on this is The $12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark.

The Spring Zyzzyva  (thanks to editor Howard Junker) published one of my works of “art,” a spoof on Jackson Pollock: “Narcissism 1950.” The piece is reminiscent of my other spoof published at the site Yankee Pot Roast.

If you’re on the West Coast pick up a copy of Zyzzyva, dammit! Also, check out this reaction to the poem at The Tottenville Review.

Shark!!!!

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Written by Caleb Powell

April 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm

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