Save Our Tripe!
I see the usual suspects are moaning about the proposed Government funding cuts of 25% or 30% to the visual arts. Here you have Mark Wallinger, David Shrigley and Jeremy Deller kicking off the campaign with a dishonest placard that confuses the issue with education and freedom. Tripe peddlars Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Moneybags Hirst have added their cries to the campaign. I guess they're all scared of losing funding for the inartistic tosh they produce. They're threatening to take it in turns to produce a new artwork of protest every week until the axe falls. Ho, ho, ho. That should queer their pitch! As I wrote on Wednesday, popular art needs no Government funding, because its popularity makes it commercial (CLICK).