Jake Chapman Discusses the Role of the Public in Art

August 4th, 2014

In a conversation with The Independent, artist Jake Chapman discusses crowdfunding art shows and the more general role of the public in the art world. The conversation was precipitated by the Chapman Brothers‘ unorthodox funding strategy for their upcoming show at the Jerwood gallery: offering tattoos in exchange for donations.  One of the leading figures of the Young British Artists, Chapman promotes the need to “defend art from popularity and popularity from art” and maintains that “popular decisions are not always the right decisions”. 

Read more at The Independent