The fallout from a huge warehouse fire that has destroyed millions of pounds-worth of modern art is spreading a lethal plume of post modern conceptualism over London, it has emerged.
The fire, at the Momart art warehouse facility at Leyton to the north-east of the capital has destroyed work owned by art collector Charles Saatchi, which includes pieces by Tracey Emin, the Chapman Brothers and other artists in the Britart movement.
Now, fears are growing that a cloud of wind-borne conceptualism released in the blaze could be carried over Central London, affecting institutions and Government. A number of spontaneous incidents are said to have already occurred, including an alleged meeting of the cabinet in nude and the installation of a mannequin as Foreign Secretary. Observers are closely following today's Prime Minister's Question Time in the House of Commons, where Tony Blair is expected to query his right, in existential terms, to be Prime Minister at all.
Fire fighters at the blaze brought the inferno under control last night and then relit it, to "see what would happen".
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