On Being Kazimir Malevich

am currently reading a very good, very short, book, On Being John McEnroe, by Tim Adams. Mac is one of my all-time sporting heroes. One thing I admire about the ‘Superbrat,’ (a term coined by the Daily Express, I learn from this book), beyond his tennis and his temper, is that he established a downtown art gallery in Manhattan, post-tennis. That’s rather more interesting than opening a sports shop in Monaco, isn’t it. There’s something about the angry red geometry of this that says, ‘JP McEnroe blows his top,’ to me.


Suprematism with Eight Red Rectangles, 1915
Oil on canvas, 57.5 x 48.5 cm
Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Holland

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8 Responses to On Being Kazimir Malevich

  1. OS. says:

    I’m on the same wavelength, winger. I can see it too. That worries me. 😉


  2. Stephen Foster says:

    I’ve bought you on OS 🙂

    & in even better news: We can see the original when we go to Amsterdam.

  3. chiffs says:

    You cannot be serious!!!!!!!!!!


  4. Stephen Foster says:

    ‘You’re the pits of the world!!!”

    [What did I say? Tell me what I said. Tell me what I said.!! … I was talking to MYSELF umpire.]

  5. Daftburger says:

    It has all the component parts of a swastika!

    Then again it has all the component parts of one of those crap ‘Fuzzy Felt’ toys!

  6. Stephen Foster says:

    I like your analysis there burger; it is called Suprematism with Eight Red Rectangles, after all. There’s a dissertation to be written on the connections between fuzzy felt and fascism, perhaps.

  7. Daftburger says:

    If you want my anylasis and you’re going to get it even if you don’t!

    These last few pictures you’ve posted reflect your sadness over Lemongate!

    That’ll be £500 pound please! 😀

    Mel Gibson. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/33/Malevich24.jpg/250px-Malevich24.jpg

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