Sardines to poems – Goldberg, O’Hara and changing meaning

This painting by Modernist Artist, Michael Goldberg inspired one of my favorite modernist poets, Frank O’Hara to write ‘Why I am not a Painter’. The artist started off inspired by some sardines but as the painting changed it came to resemble something entirely different with only the word ‘SARDINES’ remaining. Whilst the resulting poem, is…