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The Customer Is Always Right – Suits You, Sir!

Dear readers, I hope your hearts will be gladdened by the imminent end to this marathon of spleen that has been my response to the 5 questions proposed by the Great British Art Debate. Here are some thoughts on the … Continue reading

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Pay no attention to that curator behind the curtain!

My ongoing response to The Great British Art Debate. Dear readers, have patience, the end is nigh. Does the art of the past have anything to say about the world of today? One of the most impressive shows I saw seen … Continue reading

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Clockwork Oranges Are Not The Only Forbidden Fruit

David: “How much did you pay for this?” Juiliet: “Five hundred pounds.” David: “Five hundred pounds? You paid five hundred pounds for this?” Juliet: “That’s what it cost, David.” David: “No, no, that’s what you paid for it. Five-hundred pounds … Continue reading

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Bonfire of the Inanities: The School of Ellison

My ongoing response to the Great British Art Debate http://greatbritishartdebate.tate.org.uk/ Is art too popular? The BBC’s recent “School of Saatchi” TV series is a new milestone in the downward spiral of trash, with the added bonus of it trying to … Continue reading

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The Good, the Positive and the Liberal

Should art be good for you? “You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.” – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966 dir. Sergio Leone) … Continue reading

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British Psycho – Evil never looked so jolly good

I cannot resist the temptation to respond the the questions that have been suggested to us by the imminent “Great British Art Debate”. I understand my slavery but am complicit in being lured onto a road-that-leads-nowhere. Here is an introduction … Continue reading

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