My friend Anne-Sophie came back from France on the weekend with a book that she bought for me at the Sorbonne. It’s Ceci n’est pas une pipe (This is not a pipe) by Michel Foucault.
Now, I can’t read French at all but it does have some nice pictures, so, all in all, a lovely gift.
Anyway, the book started me on a train of thought that culminated in this picture.
Basically it’s an homage to René Magritte’s Ceci n’est pas une pipe pursued through a Moore College lunch and Kindergarten Cop. You’ll notice that Arnie is holding Magritte’s pipe in his left hand. The fish is, in fact, a Salmon. (You can click the image for a larger view)
The work invites you to meditate upon the multiple levels of truth-telling involved in representational art. It’s also available as part of my ongoing Yay! For Communism range of T-Shirts and menswear.