Feelings II

Michael Jon Gallery
2016

You know he’s going to ask you about the picture.
What picture?
Some new painting.
He calls people in to see what they think.
I heard it cost $10,000.
It’s abstract expressionist.
What the hell does that mean?
And I’m not going to tell you anything about the damn picture.
Why don’t you just go look at it?
I’m sorry, Jane, but you just don’t walk into his office like that.
But he’s gone for the day.
That doesn’t matter.
I’m going to go up and see it.
What are you doing?
It’s open.
Are you suicidal?
Let’s go.
I can’t believe you all.
I feel like we’re skinny dipping.
Call me from jail.
You’re going to keep a lookout?
Just don’t touch anything.
It’s a Rothko.
Why the hell didn’t Dale say that?
$10,000.
So it’s smudgy squares, huh?
That’s interesting.
Two possibilities either Cooper loves it and you have to love it, like in an “Emperor’s New
Clothes” situation, or he thinks it’s a joke and you’ll look like a fool if you pretend to dig it.
People like him pretend they understand this.
Maybe he has a brochure in here, something that explains it.
I don’t think it’s supposed to be explained.
I’m an artist, okay?
It must mean something.
Maybe it doesn’t.
Maybe you’re just supposed to experience it.
Because when you look at it, you do feel something, right?
It’s like looking into something very deep.
You could fall in.
That’s true.
Did someone tell you that?
How could someone tell you that?
This is pointless.
Let’s go.
– Mad Men “The Gold Violin” S02E07