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Brian Sewell (1931-2015)

It isn’t my intention to repeat the tediously

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familiar stories

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which Brian’s inclination to mischief and provocation helped encourage. Instead I want to address two issues unconsidered elsewhere:

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Grayson Perry’s 2014 Reith Lectures – a missed opportunity

Patrick Cullen explains why Grayson Perry missed an

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important issues he claimed to be addressing. Grayson Perry was a surprising choice to deliver the Reith Lectures given the list of senior academics, elder statesmen and

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Performance before content – Eric Coombes is disappointed…

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the 2014 Reith

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Lectures. Immediately after his predictably rapturous greeting at the first performance, Grayson Perry raised the question of why he was asked to give this year’s Reith Lectures. Well, for the first

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years, they were to be given by a “visual artist”. Could […]