“People often want to lick my paintings…” CultureCritic interviews Glenn Brown

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Glenn Brown Interview With CultuCritic

“People often want to lick my paintings…” CultureCritic interviews Glenn Brown

CultureCritic | 23.May.2012 | 10:42

A cluster of historic brewery buildings in coastal Suffolk will be home to a superlative contemporary art festival next week, launched in 2011 by YBA enfant terrible Sarah Lucas and fellow artist Abigail Lane. Brian Eno and Gavin Turk feature this year.

In advance, we talk to participant Glenn Brown, one Britain’s most successful living painters, Turner Prize nominee and sampler of imagery from across the centuries. His ghoulish versions of paintings you think you know already, taken from the likes of Fragonard, Dali or Rembrandt, reveal a fascination with reappropriation; and he has sampled lyrics by Joy Division and the operatic kitsch of sci-fi illustration. He tells us about this heady mix, people wanting to lick his work and why painting will never die…

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