From the Collection of the Artist
A hundred years from now, a major museum is running an exhibition on life and culture as it was during our current historical period. You’re asked to write an introduction for the show’s brochure. What will it say?
Welcome to the International Gallery’s 21st Century Retrospective Exhibition.
As we are all aware, Culture in all its many and varied forms leads, expresses and defines our society in equal measure, and thanks to the 21st Century’s breathtaking preoccupation with itself on every level, the body of work available for this Exhibition has been unprecedented. Our sincere thanks to galleries and private collectors worldwide who have relinquished their treasures on terms I’m sure they will come to see as reasonable.
No retrospective of this era would be complete without the world’s most famous artwork, Tsunami Ferris’s Serenade, which you will find in the ENA Room purpose built to display this giant masterpiece. (Note: Magnifying glasses for hire at the front desk will greatly enhance your appreciation of the profound significance in the texture of the tiny pink dot in the left-hand corner of the otherwise black canvas.)
Of arguably equal merit, though less renown, is Norfolk Pine’s sculpture Success, whose superbly gilded impressionistic coffin shape embodies the soul of artistic dichotomy and the courage of artistic vision…