“No, you did !” Anti Gentrification Train Garden Update.

Illustrated Train Garden Update 13th March 2018

I am sorry to report that the Illustrated Train Garden has failed.

It has failed to sell as a work of art and more importantly it has failed to halt the progress of gentrification in the Central London area. It has failed to such a degree that the infection has now spread to our own block of flats, until recently the last un-fucked up bit of Marylebone. As a consequence of the  anti gentrification train gardens failure our landlord has decided to exploit our buildings newly found gentrification and sell our home from underneath us. I only hope the Train Garden performs better as a rudimentary shelter than it did as a work of propaganda.

One interesting moment did however emerge from the heartache of dealing with my own soon to be homelessness.

Their is a famous anecdote that you may know know. During WW2 a German officer visited Picasso at his studio in occupied Paris and saw a photograph of Guernica hanging on his wall. He asked Picasso “Did you do this?” Picasso replied “No you did” possibly the coolest riposte in all of art history. I am happy to report that last week an estate agent visited me in my flat to evaluate it for the landlord. He saw the anti gentrification train set hanging on my wall and asked me “Did you do this?” I was overjoyed to be able to deliver the exact same “No you did!” within a similar context. I think it was a bit lost on him and he just looked confused and wandered off to evaluate another part of the room. I have to say though it is almost worth loosing the flat just to be able to reference the great mans reply, although I quite understand that as tragedies and Artworks go it does not even begin to compare with Guernica.