Farewell Robert Hughes

Leg of Lamb has always had a soft spot for Robert Hughes, he was the first art critic I read and enjoyed as a teenager, so I’m sad to learn of his passing.  Known for his books The Shock of the New and The Fatal Shore (both later turned into television series featuring Hughes as narrator) the art historian had a reputation for being a tough critic.  He said; “You can’t be a critic and not have a harsh side, you know, because otherwise you turn out to be a sort of Pollyanna …become this total arsehole who wanders around the world thinking every sprig of clover is a rose.”  Thank you Robert Hughes for keeping it real.

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