The Pigeon in Art

Turns out even the famous artist Picasso loved the pigeon.

He did this:

A really colourful pic full of loads of pigeons. He called them ‘Doves’, but really they were just pigeons enjoying the view and getting it on a bit – and a very nice view it is. Wish I could have a bit of that tbh instead of this Arctic shit. Global colding sucks.

Talking about ‘enjoying’ the view – not sure what to make of the new London skyline. Apparently there’s going to be loads more skyscraper type buildings. Bring it on I say, apart from one thing – no window ledges for pigeons to chill on – none whatsoever.

Check this out for starters – the latest of London’s new buildings – The Gherkin:

It’s the one in the middle that looks a bit like this:

Just the other way up. Ate one once. Bits of it hiding under a burger bun. Fucking nasty.

Anyway – bottom line is – buildings built to look like veg – but without any thought for the pigeon. Couple of mates tried to hang out on The Gherkin roof one day – till they found out there wasn’t a roof – just a big old spike. Still getting flashbacks now, apparently.

Course Ken’s doing it on purpose. Next on his list of round buildings: The Satsuma. Nice one, Ken. We’ve got your number.

Obv your fear of the pigeon is the reason you have to work in the roundest of buildings ever built:

Truth is – we don’t need no sills. Reckon we should fly up to your window and just stare at you a while. Then you’d really shit yourself.

January 22, 2007. Uncategorized.


  1. Becci replied:

    Picasso loved pigeons so much that he named his daughter “Paloma”, which is the Spanish word for you guys.

  2. Sopwith-Camel replied:

    Picasso called pigeons ‘Doves’? Makes me wonder if Doves aren’t just transvestite pigeons with a white fetish.

  3. pigeonblog replied:

    Becci: Nice fact. Love it. Paloma Pigeon – I realise that means pigeon pigeon – nice name though all the same…
    Your pal Bri

    Sopwith-Camel: Doves are basically pigeons – just a little bit up their arse – probably coz of all the bible stuff. Mind you – I have always thought ‘Pigeon of Piece’ sounds loads better. Maybe you’re right tho and they actually really do paint themselves white every morning? Scary shit.
    Your pal Bri

  4. Elf Mandinio replied:

    I like gherkins actually…. tho i suppose when ur a pigeon and have no teeth, they can be a bit tricky. You could develop some kind of sticky feet system that enables you to walk on the slippery sides of the round building, and so foil Kens anti-pigeon-spherical-building plan. He may even have a heart attack seeing pigeons apparantly defying gravity and walking on the windows.

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