Questions in The Guardian we can answer

Why are all the blockbuster art shows by men?

We\’re great at celebrating famous male artists, but what about Bridget Riley, Rachel Whiteread, Sarah Lucas …

Because they\’re crap.

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7 comments on “Questions in The Guardian we can answer

  1. Not sure if you’re saying the men are crap or the women are crap. As far as I can see, they’re all crap, so it doesn’t quite answer the question.

  2. I’d rate Riley, Whiteread and Lucas above most of their male contemporaries. However, so would the artworld, which is why they’re three of the most famous living British artists and widely exhibited at home and worldwide.

  3. Ian B,

    As far as I can see, they’re all crap, so it doesn’t quite answer the question.

    I wouldn’t put Hockney in the “crap” category. His art is pleasant to look at and might still be in great galleries in 200 years, unlike most of the utter bobbins that gets classed as modern art.

    (the best modern artists are working in cinema)

  4. Well, I dunno. Put a Hockney next to an actual artist’s work, like a Caravaggio, and it looks pretty piss weak in comparison.

    I mean, every time I visit this site (and numerous others) I’m getting assailed by “contextual” ads for ultra-cheap round chinesey paper lampshades, because I made the mistake of buying a couple the other day. They’re actually quite pleasant to look at too, but I wouldn’t call them art.

    Hint: never surf the Wilkinsons website, if you don’t want anyone looking over your shoulder while browsing to know what a tasteless cheapskate you are.

  5. Ian B – “Not sure if you’re saying the men are crap or the women are crap. As far as I can see, they’re all crap, so it doesn’t quite answer the question.”

    Agreed except I do like the idea we have reached a point where they now agree they are all crap.

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