Is This Art?

Martin Creed or Damien Hirst
Collins, Gormley which one's worst
A pickled sheep in formaldehyde
A light goes on and off inside
The truth about salt and paper crumpled
Painting by numbers and things untitled
A pile of bricks, an unmade bed
Is this art or is art dead?

About the Poem

A poem which poses the question Is modern art really art? You don't have to know the answer, but there have been enough instances of gallery staff throwing contemporary installations into skips assuming they were rubbish to make you wonder whether modern art is a case of 'the emperor's new clothes'.


Humorous Poems


Rhyming poem


8 lines

Key Stage

KS2, KS3


Paul Curtis

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