Taking Art Apart (1988)

Concept and creative process

‘Taking Art Apart’ was the title of three discussion programmes which aired on consecutive nights during the May 1988 ‘BBC Art Week’. Together with invited guests from all aspects of the British art world, Sandy Nairne took a critical look at art in Britain’s enterprise culture of the 1980s. The titles were used on all the programmes, and in their witty juxtaposition of the Henry Moore ‘King and Queen’ sculpture and a TV set, created a visual metaphor for this confrontation of British establishment and avant-garde art.

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