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Paint Brushes at Dawn - Great Art World Feuds, Disputes & Rows -
Please note change of date
Barry Vennings Wednesday 20 September 2017

The history of art is peppered with first rate bust ups:  between early Renaissance artists Brunelleschi and Ghiberti, Constable and Turner in the early 1830's through to Dali and Breton the Surrealist leader in the 1930's and the American critic Greenberg and the English artist John Latham in the 1960's.  Most recently Hockney and Hirst disagreed about the acceptability of allowing others to make your art for you.  There are many more, they are highly entertaining but also tell us a great deal about key issues in art history.