Saturday, 22 September 2007

The One To Shun

Georg Baselitz - Dinner in Dresden (1983) inverted detailLondon's Royal Academy of Arts seems determined to prove it has no artistic taste whatsoever. Today it opened a major retrospective of Jerry artist Georg Baselitz, featuring over 60 paintings of such dire quality as Dinner in Dresden (1983) plus sculptures, prints and drawings. The RA expects you to fork out £10 to view this appalling tripe, and silver surfers £8 (80%)! I've seen more aesthetically pleasing horse droppings (vibrant and beautiful when freshly laid and covered with shimmering green bottles). Without a doubt, this show is the one to shun this autumn.


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