'Or, if Yoicks
would be in better keeping, consider that I said Yoicks
Akin to the grouse season, I imagined: a spot of shooting, yoicks
, tally-ho, and all that rot.
Such a process directly opposes the deceptively offhand casualness with which Rauschenberg, as Johns famously stated, "invented the most since Picasso." (10) For instance, Yoicks
, 1954, manifests an anticompositional strategy of alternating bands of color that Rauschenberg chose neither to define further nor to pursue in any other canvases.
For example, in Collection (1954), one of his earliest combines after meeting Johns, he included a small, easy-to-miss fragment of a comic in the upper right corner that reads: "How depressing life would be, if our lucky stars hadn't introduced you to me." In an even earlier work, Yoicks
, most of the comic strips are completely overpainted, but these words clearly loom out of the muck, "five foot ten, hair sandy, eyes blue, 160 lbs.
The wheels come off, however, when a product that is indisputably made of edible ingredients in a USDA plant is labeled with phrases that infer "human grade" ingredients and the words "dog food" or "for dogs." Yoicks
! You can just see the regulators start to spark and warning lights flash as a robotic voice yelps, "This does not compute!"
Protesters rush in to the chamber; TALLY-HO Guards move in to round up the intruders; COLLARED BAGGED HIM; UNDER THE COSH: Police; clash with protesters, main picture, leaving the pro-hunt activists bloody, far left, and in need of help, middle, as a demonstrator is trapped in a forest of boots
You don't want too many buttons to do up in case there's a sudden blast on a horn, a shout of "Yoicks
" and the East Leicestershire Hunt comes pounding through the woods.