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