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About the Work

I gave this piece the subtitle 'The Mad Dog of Europe'. The phrase was taken from an old copy of the Sunday Express announcing the Declaration of War on Germany in 1939. This edition carried a reprint of its own front page announcing the Declaration of War on Germany in 1914. I felt when I discovered this newspaper that the subtitle could refer as much to me or anyone else now as to the Germany of Kaiser Bill, and so I thought I would project the news into the present and future by donning a borrowed jacket and tie and reading it on television.

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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