Elsewhere on the Web, Art Everywhere UK writes:
Want a Bacon at your bus stop? Well not long to wait now…
From 8 August Art Everywhere will greet you good morning on your way to work, bump into you on the way home from the pub and make waiting for a car parking space at the supermarket a more enlightening experience.
Here’s what Bacon’s Head VI would look like if it makes the final list. Remember, its not too late to get involved:
And yesterday I tweeted the following response, which has been ignored by… uhm, well… everyone… so far as I can tell:
Frankly, I am beginning to wonder if anyone on Twitter ever reads any tweets that are not directed @them. I am following 83 feeds at the moment, and making the effort to read/skim everyone’s tweets, and it’s all I can do to keep up. For anyone who follows a couple of hundred (or more), it must be impossible! Or a full-time job…
But then again, maybe they just didn’t get the joke/reference?
How about you? Do you get it?
2 thoughts on “By the bus stop with Bacon I sat down and wept…”
Vincent van Gogh
Thank you, Mark! Yes, van Gogh.
So why van Gogh? In the 1985 episode of The South Bank Show that featured Francis Bacon, host Melvyn Bragg showed a slide of van Gogh’s painting, The Night Cafe, to Bacon and read van Gogh’s description of it out loud:
Bacon’s defence of cafes and drinking will come as no surprise to anyone who knows anything about the artist, but it is amusing that it occurs in a documentary that is infamous for certain scenes in which it is quite obvious that both Bragg and Bacon have had quite a lot to drink.
You can read Melvyn Bragg’s recollection of the circumstances surrounding his interview with Bacon right here.