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An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Art
Today it is not the audience, the galleries, or the funders who are the problem in modern art, it is the artists. Stephen Farthing, an artist writing from an artist's perspective, argues that his profession is an organism under constant attack from itself. It creates both stunning works and crass tabloid pieces that pander to the media. In this book, Farthing takes a criti ...more
Published September 12th 2002 by International Publishers Marketing
(first published July 11th 2000)
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Stephen Farthing grew up in London and after resisting the temptation to join the Royal Navy, earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Martin's School of Art in 1973 and a Masters degree in painting from the Royal College of Art, London in 1976. In the final year of his master's program, Farthing won a scholarship to study at the British School in Rome for one year.