Monday, March 17, 2008

Quote of the Week: On Jurying Art

Actually, I think almost anyone might say this about almost any jurying job, tongue in cheek or not. We all have our reasons. However strange. ( I believe this was about the Turner Prize.)

The jurors have a wonderful opportunity to find the artist guilty and sentence him to a term of no work and generally keeping quiet for however many years his art deserves. Amazingly, instead of doing this, they give him twenty thousand pounds. I'm all for people giving each other twenty thousand pounds as often as possible, but the reason in this case seems so very strange."

in her book "Counting My Chickens. . . "
Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, 2001


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