If I Had One, I'd Bet She Could

The writers of Absolutely Fabulous came up with a perfect line for every situation. Patsy manages to burn down Edina's kitchen by falling asleep with a cigarette in her mouth. Afterwards, the two are discussing how to redecorate the room. Patsy, commenting on how easy it was for her to achieve the "distressed" look of the kitchen in its burned-out state, makes the following comment.

What the hell is the difference between a painting done by a person who chooses to paint like a child and a child's painting?

If anything encapsulates the current state of modern art better than Patsy's humorous quip, it is this film. My Kid Could Paint That is a documentary about a 4-year-old whose paintings have sold for thousands of dollars. Those who know me will tell you that I am not fond of documentaries, so when I say that I am looking forward to one, it's definitely a noteworthy event.

My Kid Could Paint That is due out October 5th, 2007.

Tom G Varik