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Sir Kyffin’s complaint


Post from Cinque Hicks


Dear Roberta and Libby, I was wondering if you’d seen this article.

In it, Sir Kyffin Williams of Wales complains about what he considers the garbage of contemporary art (which he calls “modern art”). (shown, “Art Dealer Being Beaten to Death” by this year’s Turner Prize winner, Grayson Perry.)

Some of the strands of thought seem tangentially related to some discussion a while back on your blog re: abstract art, new art. I’ve responded to the article in my own blog [named bare and bitter sleep, see post date 1/14/04]. — post from Cinque Hicks, an artist and writer in Austin Texas.