Tuesday, October 01, 2013

There’ll always be an England

As publishers scramble to bring out yet more art books featuring full page pics in all sorts of varying combinations (the alphabet being the most popular), British publisher Thames and Hudson have just announced 100 works of art that will define our age. To pump up their own picks they set the bar high. "Just as Picasso’s Guernica and Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there will be works from our own era that will endure for generations to come." OK, but which ones?

Before you rush out to order it, beware. Of the 100 artists who made the artworks that ‘will define our age’ 30 come from, you guessed it, the UK. And so, (not that surprisingly) does the author.