Art for the few

October 6, 2010

Although dissent from most arts organisations, on the subject of government cuts to the arts, has been notably mild, there are some more-than-murmurings from individuals.  Artists’ Newsletter sent this poster, by Jeremy Deller and Scott King, quoting the words of William Morris, to subscribers.

On the website of the save the arts campaign, there are details of the petition against the cuts, which has so far been signed by about 45,ooo people.  Although to do so can seem like a futile gesture, it’s still one worth making, a grain of sand on the right side of the scales.

There are also images of this poster, and other protest works, which suggest that there are some artists, at least, who don’t intend to keep quiet about it.

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