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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Can you see what it is yet?

The Guardian reports that the Queen has chosen Rolf Harris to paint her 80th birthday portrait. Putting aside all the jokes about wobble boards and didgeridoos I actually think this is a good choice. It has certainly outed all the snobs and the luvvies in the art world who spend huge amounts of time telling us what is good for us.

I do have one question though. Karen Wright, the editor of Modern Painters, alleges that the decision is "like choosing a cartoon strip character to write about Proust." On what evidence did she make this assessment of the intellectual qualities and importance of our current monarch?
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