The secondary problem is that Pollard
is writing as an arts correspondent for the BBC
must know enough recent art history to know the lines of descent in the 20th century.
This article by Mr. Pollard
is just one sample among many decades of bald, transparent, and hamhanded agitprop.
Notice that Mr. Pollard
is not writing as a representative of a gallery or any other private interest.
is writing as a BBC
is state-sponsored, which makes his
article state-sponsored propaganda for a private market.
has turned the truth on its head for some hidden interest, probably a gallery.
On one recent occasion, as example, the author Laurence Pollard
published on February 20, 2009, an article of the title "Back to the Futurists," in which he
claimed that a group opposing the Turner Prize was connected historically to the Futurists.
This Petitioner suspects it would be quite easy to show that the BBC
arts section has been infiltrated by private interests, and that authors such as Laurence Pollard
are being prompted and paid by promoters of the Turner Prize and/or by private London galleries such as Saatchi.
This is of public concern and the concern of Parliament
for many reasons, not the least of which is that it is contrary to the charter of the BBC
to be publishing false information, especially false information to benefit a private interest.
A British friend, after reading this, feared I might be opening myself up to a libel suit by the BBC
, or Saatchi, for going public with such an accusation.