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Reader’s Comment: Your taxes literally pay for rubbish dressed up as ‘art’

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In response to Jane Kelly: Sam Taylor Wood embodies all that is wrong with modern ‘art’, Reborn wrote:

This article is obviously 100 per cent correct and describes one egregious case where the state-subsidised degeneracy of contemporary art has enriched a person of slight talent and poor taste. The very worst example I know of is Martin Creed, Turner Prize winner and teacher on at least one degree course.

His latest venture involves hanging randomly chosen supermarket bags all over a tree. The beauty of nature at its most modest is sullied by garish tat. If Creed tells us that’s the point, one’s response is that it is so obvious from countless pieces of fly tipping that another example is not art, just more vandalism.

Tate Modern has bought with taxpayers money one of his prints, and it hangs in an expensive frame at about eye level for a ten-year-old. It consists of a blank sheet of A4 with just two words and nothing else.
The first word begins with a F, the second is “off”. This is what state-subsidised art has sunk to. Non-art.

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