Bruno Gaudichon: 'Hockney never answers my letters'

Bruno Gaudichon: 'Hockney never answers my letters'
 

How did you get started?
When I was a boy, I wanted to be an archaeologist – digging up all those hoards of hidden treasure. Then later, a wonderful modern-art professor in Poitiers, where I was a student, introduced me to les beaux-arts [fine arts] and that was it. Now I've been at it so long, I'm a dinosaur.
Is there such a thing as French art?
There is French culture, but I'm not sure there is anything so specific as French art. Is Picasso, who was Spanish but worked in France, French art? Or Chagall, who was Russian but worked in France and America?
How are the arts funded in France?... read more

 
22 March 2011 in Art & Culture, Views: 3
Source: Guardian
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