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Painting in black and white

Letter relating to an exhibition, 1990
Published by: Evening Standard
Year published: 1990

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Single sheet A4 portrait/monochrome photocopy from original cut out and glued to paper/published letter in response to review by Brian Sewell (Evening Standard, Thurs 4 Jan, 1990)/from Evening Standard, 17 January, 1990 (no page ref.)

Title: Painting in black and white
Author: Sandy Nairne, Arts Council, Piccadilly

Critical response to Brian Sewell’s review of The Other Story published previously by the Evening Standard.
An extract from the letter: “Brian Sewell (Black pride and prejudice, 4 January) claims that African and Asian artists living in Britain are widely acclaimed… Glancing through potted biographies of the 24 artists exhibited he notes works purchased sporadically by public collections and mentions the odd teaching job. He then concludes that all the artists are doing well for themselves… It is little better if you look wider at the visual arts establishment itself; the entire British art museum and gallery sector only employs six African or Asian curators and there is only one black or Asian officer in all of the visual arts funding bodies.”

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»  Brian Sewell

Born, 1931 in Market Bosworth,England. Died, 2015

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