Roman Opałka was a French-born Polish painter who painted numbers.
In 1965 he began painting a process of counting – from one to infinity. Starting in the top left-hand corner of the canvas and finishing in the bottom right-hand corner, the tiny numbers were painted in horizontal rows. As of July 2004, he had reached 5.5 million.
Probably the greatest thing Noel Gallagher has ever said.
- Writer for The Sunday Times: You know, the one thing that's stopping [Champagne Supernova] being a classic is the ridiculous lyrics.
- Noel Gallagher: What do you mean by that?
- Writer: Well, 'Slowly walking down the hall / Faster than a cannonball' - what's that mean?
- Gallagher: I don't fucking know. But are you telling me, when you've got 60,000 people singing it, they don't know what it means? It means something different to every one of them.