Monday, 26 January 2009

The Worst of British

Saatchi's Best of British Logo (2009)Only a few hours ago BBC News finally owned up to the embarrassing fact that BBC Two is to broadcast an X-Factor-style TV talent show "to discover the next British art sensation ... the next Tracey Emin"! For Goodness' sake! We haven't got rid of the old one yet. She's bad enough. Why look for a new one? To make matters worse, the show Saatchi's Best of British will be hosted by camera-shy Charles Saatchi. Wearing a mask, maybe? BBC executive producer Peter Dale makes the farcical claim that this show will attempt to "demystify" modern art! There's no mystery, you twit. Fat cats with no artistic taste will buy any tripe which Saatchi and other members of the Anti-art Establishment promote. Aspiring artists with big egos, a knack for self-promotion and absolutely no artistic talent, aged 18 plus, are invited to submit their unmade beds, lewd photos and used condoms to http://submityourart.princesstv.com/ from 2 February. Winning entries will be exported to Russia.

4 Comments:

At 30/1/09, Anonymous William Shaw said...

Not only that, but calling it Unveiled is the worst idea ever.

 
At 30/1/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, William

I think your comment belongs to my later post. Two dollops of Saatchi tripe in one week is a bit mind-boggling.

Yes. I hadn't missed the provocative nature of the title of the new show at the Saatchi Gallery. It's throwing the gauntlet down, isn't it? Maybe he is well insured and hopes the show will get blown up so his gallery can grab the headlines. "No publicity is bad publicity" (Samuel Goldwin?).

 
At 4/2/09, Blogger Christina Sanders said...

I think you have it so wrong!
I also wrote about it on my blog: http://asensesublime.blogspot.com/2009/02/best-of-british.html

 
At 5/2/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Christina

Maybe you hadn't noticed, but fires tend to follow Saatchi around. Or are you referring to his lousy taste in art?

I'll check out your blog. Thanks for the link.

 

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