AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM /
Michael "Thriller" Jackson
though here we do not actually come face to face with his face
in fact just the reverse.
Apparently he looks at
a floating (unsupported) gold-rimmed image of
a lady who also does not come face to face with his face.
She looks at a gold-rimmed cup.
COMES FACE TO FACE WITH
a gold-rimmed cup.
Why Michael "Thriller" Jackson to represent us
as The Actor of Looking?
Why not Mickey Mouse? or Charles Manson?
Why not The Man With The Golden Arm
to hold the Golden Frame
that holds the Painted Lady
who holds the Gold Framed Tea Cup
... at the Court of King Caractacus?
(Do I get the job?)
"Now if you want to take some pictures of the fascinating witches who put the scintilating stiches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus...
...you're too late! Because they've just... passed... by!"
- Rolf Harris, 1965