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Alexander Adams: Why are artists poor?

Imagine the most absurd and outrageous provocations about art that you can. For example: there is no such thing as a pure work of art; artists are unusually ill-informed; there is no market reward for good art; government subsidies make artists poor. Both defensive supporters


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of state funding 404 Not Found and critical traditionalists will be

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muttering that art should not be viewed […]

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Out of touch

I spent a month recently in a


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12th-floor ward

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of the new Royal London 404 Not Found Hospital in Whitechapel. Except for the thrilling views of the capital it provides, it is an undistinguished public building, not least because like all hospitals nowadays its corridors are lined with ‘Art’. Not even I could raise a flicker of interest as I was wheeled, sitting […]

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Tate trustees and the public interest

In 2011 the Tate named two new trustees, one of whom is painter Tomma Abts. She is a 44-year-old German, recently appointed Professor of Painting at the Kunstakademie 404 Not Found in Düsseldorf, who won the Turner Prize in 2006. As an artist trustee, she


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replaced Jeremy Deller, who won the Turner Prize in 2004. Abts’s

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paintings are all the same small size […]

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How state art robs the people

Chances are you won’t have heard of David Mulholland (1946-2005),

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a painter of and from Middlesbrough. Until last year, when a group of friends devoted to the preservation of 404 Not Found his
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memory sent me some of his pictures, neither had I. The work hit me immediately as authentic, born of intimate feeling for its subject. Most affecting were powerful graphite and […]

in Editorials

Tate Trustees and the public interest

The Tate recently named two new trustees, one of whom is painter Tomma Abts. She is a 44-year-old German, recently appointed Professor of Painting at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, who won the 404 Not Found Turner Prize

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in 2006. As an artist trustee, she replaced Jeremy Deller, who won the Turner Prize in 2004. Abts’s paintings are all the same small size (48
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