Friday, 9 January 2015

Playing to the Gallery

Slightly less off-topic, if you're looking for an interesting read about the art world, try Grayson Perry's book  Playing to the Gallery.

Based on his recent Reith lectures (which were brilliant), this is a book which asks questions about art and the art world - 

what is good and bad art?  
what counts as art? 
how do you become a contemporary artist?  

It's witty and insightful, illustrated by some clever cartoons, and is presented in an irritating (well, to me anyway) format of unjustified text.  But don't let that put you off.  You can also get it as an audio book.

"Anybody can enjoy art, and anybody can have a life in the arts," advises Mr Perry, wisely.  So grab a copy and read/listen how!

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