K IS FOR CRAP- Library of Mu
- Library of Mu record:
- Title: K IS FOR CRAP
- Date: 18 December, 1993
- Journal: NME
- Author: ?
- Type of resource: Letters
- Status: original
- No. views: 1640
- Description: mix of Art award viewpoints from NME letter writers
K IS FOR CRAP
By ? (18 December, 1993, NME)
Re: The K Foundation 'Worst' Artist Award.
I feel it was a wholly lame and empty statement in awarding ukp40,000 to the
winner of the recent Turner Prize as a protest against the state of the
Surely it would have been better to set up a rival, equally highbrow but
genuine award, reflecting their (The K Foundation) ideas about the art
world and their opinions on just who should be acclaimed as the best
artist of the year? Surely this would be a positive gesture to both artist
and art world alike?
All that Drummond and Cauty have succeeded in staging is yet another
cynical, money-wasting display of self-promotion. In this event no-one
They don't even have the guts to give us their opinions on just what good
art is. Is it Cauty's Hobbit poster for Athena? I think not. If, as is
apparent they have so much spare cash, I enclose my address to be passed
- Mrs F Lynch, Derby
Yours and mine both, dear, but money grabbing aside the K Foundation have
re-invented themselves as art terrorists and acts of sheer gall and
downright cheek are often the best ways of venting disapproval.
It was the same with the Brit Awards, when Cauty and Drummond dumped the
dead sheep. Some situations just dont call for niceities, some institutions
are just too highbrow, too stubborn, too elitist to give time to hear out a
couple of scuffy ex-musicians.
More of the same, that's what we say. Shame about that Hobbit poster, though
- Gina Morris
Typical. The K foundation try to shake up the pompous art world with
another one of their scandlous deeds and all you journos can do is
pocket the money.
OK, so it wasn't you particular dishonest scummy journos, but let's face
it - you're all the same.
- Glen, Harrow
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