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About the Work

'If I make art about the media in the media, it will be new and it will reach more people!' an over-eager imagination insisted one day. A more cautious thought told me that I might be poking a tiger with a stick!
Throwing caution to the winds, I decided to have a go. I wanted to avoid setting up an event with a press release, because this would only be reported the way the media wanted it reported. I wanted something in which I could control both image and word.
It isn't easy to get a letter published in a major national newspaper, I soon discovered. It is almost impossible to get a letter and a picture together. Somehow I did it twice, yet I never scored the intended hat trick. The last letter commenting on newspapers, and with a photograph of me reading one, was refused publication. I threw it away in a moment of pique. The tiger had bitten the stick.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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