It’s true! And the Saint Katherine Review volume 2, issue 1 could not have been more beautiful. L’enfant models it below:
Also, for all you cyber-readers, the poem!
In Reference to Stars
On May 16 Night Sky #2 by Vija Celmins, on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art, was vandalized by one of the museum’s own security guards, who used a key to cut a gouge down the painting’s middle, damaging it beyond repair.
I. Psychological Report: Timur Serebrykov
There are rumors that as a child he ran with keys.
Serebrykov denies these accusations.
Also his dislike for Star Wars’ screens;
His fear of celestial bodies arrowing light;
Dreams where every star throws down its spear.
In his face in passing was the space of stars:
One thousand one hundred sixty-two point five
inches of light, riot, peace and eternity.
Before these who can stand, anyone stand?
Like guarding a perimeter of uranium;
the substance leaking its properties
in spatial disregard, touching his body
in ways that might tear the mind in two. Perhaps.
III. Court Order
Put him where he will not see the stars,
where he will learn to love their deity
in absence. Tell him he is a circle, let
his only books be Emerson, Thoreau.
No Blake—he is not stable enough to read
that poet whose head is lit inside like stars.
Enroll him in a painting class, ask him
to give us back the bleakness of the holy.