James O'Toole

No crude Bacon

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Colin Wilson is correct to defend Francis Bacon's art against attempts at a crude reduction (Feedback, Socialist Review, December 2008).

The letter got me thinking about the fact that we don't judge a work of art by its politics, which is also correct. But surely we do have something to say about, for example, a play with a reactionary message? Or surely we do judge certain popular songs to be mass produced pap and others to be worthwhile?

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