So I've been shopping "Red" around, taking it to all the art agents, the exhibitors and everything, and what I'm being told is they just don't think the public is going to understand. They said it was too complex, too obscure, too subtle. Whereas what they were looking for is something everyone could appreciate. So I was told that my idea was good, but they didn't think it would go anywhere until it was dumbed down for a mass audience. Thus, with reluctance, I prepared "Red," version two:
I feel so artistically compromised. I'm going to go lie down now.