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From Harlem to Hastings; high art and low culture.
June 10, 2013 11:15 AM   Subscribe

Edward Burra was an English artist with a priviledged background who embraced the unrespectable.
More an illustrator or cartoonist he was variously described as eccentric, varied and bleak.
When the Royal Academy rang to ask if he would consider becoming an associate, he shouted downstairs to his manservant, who had picked up the telephone:
''Tell them to fuck off, I'm busy.''
posted by adamvasco (2 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

''Tell them to fuck off, I'm busy.''

This would be a wonderful title for a gallery exhibition.
posted by R. Mutt at 2:55 PM on June 10, 2013

Ooo really like his paintings thanks for the post.
posted by meta87 at 3:46 PM on June 10, 2013

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