Monday, July 26, 2010


"In the art world there is a snobbery which suggests that the artist is meant to be a shadowy figure in the background behind the work. That kind of high-integrity marketing strategy is very common. Whether people call it a marketing strategy or integrity is another matter ... The monk-artist is an attractive archetype in a world where there are only so many - the belligerent drunk, the batty dame, the flaming tortured soul. Its a big part of the attraction of art - the work as a relic of the artist/saint/holy fool. People want to touch the cloth or whatever. It’s a part of the religion.”

British ceramicist Grayson Perry
Winner of the 2003 Turner Prize
Quoted in Dr. Sarah Thornton's Seven Days in the Art World

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