The Pop artists did images that anybody walking down Broadway could recognize in a split secondcomics, picnic tables, men's trousers, celebrities, shower curtains, refrigerators,Coke bottlesall the great modern things that the Abstract Expressionists tried so hard not to notice at all.
The usual people tried to claim responsibility. First the IRA , then the PLO and the Gas Board. Even British Nuclear Fuels rushed out a statement to the effect that the situation was completely under control, that it was a one in a million chance, that there was hardly any radioactive leakage at all, and that the site of the explosion would make a nice location for a day out with the kids and a picnic, before finally having to admit that it wasn't actually anything to do with them at all.douglas adams
What use the green river, the gold place, if time and death pinned human in the pocket of my land not rest from taking underground the green all-willowed and white rose and bean flower and morning-mist picnic of song in pepper-pot breast of thrush?Janet Paterson Frame