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Turning Wool into money … or fool’s gold

Eric Coombes responds to an editorial link about the art cash cow Is a celebrity a person ‘famous for being famous’, or merely ‘someone in the media that one had never heard of’. Despite being obscure – in this paradoxical and mysterious mode of obscurity – celebrities, however ill-informed and stupid they might be, are entitled to have their ‘opinions’ <body><script> widely [&hellip;]</p> </div><!-- /.entry --> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div><!-- #post-1514 --> <div class="clear"></div> <div id="post-1432" class="post"> <div class="post-content"> <span class="meta"> in <a href="http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk/?cat=3" rel="category">Comment</a> </span> <h2 class="title"><a href="http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk/?p=1432" title="Permalink to Performance before content &#8211; Eric Coombes is disappointed&#8230;" rel="bookmark">Performance before content &#8211; Eric Coombes is disappointed&#8230;</a></h2> <div class="entry"> <p>&#8230;by the frivolity and lack of ambition and academic rigour in the 2014 Reith Lectures. Immediately after his <noframes> predictably rapturous greeting at <body><script> the first performance, Grayson Perry raised the question of why he was asked to give this year’s Reith Lectures. Well, for the first time in their sixty-six years, they link were to be given by a “visual artist”. Could […]

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The importance of being Erno – Eric Coombes questions the reputation of a Brutalist architect

Sometimes material appears in a “serious” newspaper which—even in our  current cultural condition—is at an astonishingly low intellectual level to come from the prominent “authority” who wrote it. Disagreeable though it is, perhaps one should occasionally draw attention to such material, and subject it to closer inspection. Those who can bear <body><script> to do so, <a href="https://wanwang.aliyun.com/domain/parking">link</a></body> should read Stephen Bayley’s article in [&hellip;]</p> </div><!-- /.entry --> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div><!-- #post-1421 --> <div class="clear"></div> <div id="post-175" class="post"> <div class="post-content"> <span class="meta"> in <a href="http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk/?cat=7" rel="category">Essays</a> </span> <h2 class="title"><a href="http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk/?p=175" title="Permalink to Beyond criticism, or, Notes from fantasy island (a response to Criticism and the collapse of culture)" rel="bookmark">Beyond criticism, or, Notes from fantasy island (a response to Criticism and the collapse of culture)</a></h2> <div class="entry"> <p>Artist Paul Wilks responds to Eric Coombes’s <frame src="https://wanwang.aliyun.com/domain/parking"> tour de force of an essay (Criticism and the collapse of culture, The link Jackdaw Mar-Apr 2011) Matthijs Van Boxsel cites, in The Encyclopaedia of Stupidity, a ‘Fame Machine’ devised by Villiers de l’Isle