Grayson Perry, writing from London, proffers a a provocative essay on public art in the Times Online. A sample of his argument: “...local authorities, eager to foster spurious community identity, park hundreds of anodyne public sculptures like tanks in a war of cultural aggression against the relatively uneducated. They hope that these civic baubles will replace social capital that has been lost to decades of upheaval in patterns of work, family and leisure time. What people really need are jobs, good public services and a lot less TV.”

- Jeannine McDonald [Saturday, March 11th, 2006]


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