The Shock of the New
Campbell’s Soup or Drowning Girl,
Andy Warhol, lips that curl
Sucking soup through slender straw
Dripping paint on canvas floor
Leichtenstein’s the name I hear
Modern art – O dear, O dear
Is it art or is it scam?
Muscles bulge on body tanned
Behind, a nude lies on the sand.
‘Keep ‘em flying’ is the cry
But will the public ever buy?
‘I Saw The Figure Five In Gold’
And all my paintings have been sold
My Monroe face in green and blue
David Hockney, Sigmar Stew
They’re all the rage –
I’m quite a star –
I’m fooling them –
It’s shocking new.
David Reed 2016