Sunday, August 31, 2008


A parting shot on this subject having this morning read about the CV of the cretin who came up with the naffness-redefining exploding bus routine at last weekend's Olympic Games closing ceremony.

I'm speculating here, but I have a little experience in this. The UK arts institutions are heavily populated with talentless wastrels who distribute vast amounts of funding to political bedfellows, lovers, and friends, both here and around the world, mostly as graces and favours. You wouldn't think it after repeatedly seeing these major demonstrations of tack but the country has lots of brilliantly original and talented, yet lonely and ignored, artists.


_Black_Acrylic said...

Sadly the 2012 white elephant will see millions of pounds diverted from UK arts institutions to fund more exploding bus routines. However you might feel about the merits of the institutions themselves, this is just a total disgrace.

Incidentally William, have you seen the Tracey Emin retrospective on in Edinburgh at the moment? To me she is original and talented, and I'm certainly considering a visit

William Bennett said...

yes, definitely will be going to the Tracey Emin, I think it's on till November