Art Wars

Art Wars Placenta is the signature of an enormously talented street artist whose real identity is a closely kept secret Or at least until an enormously wealthy commercial artist takes it upon himself to call P

Placenta is the signature of an enormously talented street artist whose real identity is a closely kept secret Or at least until an enormously wealthy commercial artist takes it upon himself to call Placenta s work his own.Art Wars is a dark tale dealing with the relationship between art and the market place between art and ideology between authentic creation and the maPlacenta is the signature of an enormously talented street artist whose real identity is a closely kept secret Or at least until an enormously wealthy commercial artist takes it upon himself to call Placenta s work his own.Art Wars is a dark tale dealing with the relationship between art and the market place between art and ideology between authentic creation and the mass production of kitsch.

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  1. Paul Adkin was born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England, in 1958, at his aunt s house His early infancy was spent in a council house in Bridge Street, Sandiacre, which runs parallel to the Erewash canal The contrast between gloomy brick and the calm, fecund life of the river between the poverty of the town and the richness of the natural world, has been a deeply ingrained dialect in Paul s artist s psyche In 1965 his father, a clerk at a railway company, decided to pull up roots and migrate to Australia After a seven week voyage, on assisted passage, the Adkin family set themselves up at the Nunawading Migrant Hostel in Melbourne In the most uninspiring atmosphere of the eastern suburbs, it was his discovery of Swift, Dostoevsky and Patrick White that began to open Paul s mind to the beauty and power of literature Paul remained in Nunawading until he started the drama and literature course at Rusden in 1976 Without any scholarship he did part time work in factories and farms while he was learning stage craft At Rusden he had started writing plays and after graduating he wrote and directed his first play at the La Mama Theatre in Carlton, The Jack and Jill Story In 1982 he was given the prestigious title of artistic director in residence at the Anthill Theatre in South Melbourne where he directed his play Schadenfreude In 1983 he left Melbourne for Japan and lived a year there teaching English and working on a novella, inspired by a Thomas Mann short story, Gladius Dei That novella would eventually be published thirty years later with the title of Art Wars.In 1984 he did a whirlwind tour of Europe that introduced him to the Mediterranean countries He worked as hotel cleaner, later hotel manager and broker in London Two very sterile years were spent in London until he escaped to Spain and Madrid In Madrid he married Isabel Martin and started writing a novel about the Spanish attempts to discover Australia The result of this was the Terra Australis Incognita trilogy, the first part of which was Purgatory This found a literary agent but was rejected by over one hundred publishers Eventually it was published by Paul himself in 2012, in ebook format.In Madrid Paul returned to the theatre and he has been the founder of three theatre companies Big Bang and u Accents were created to do plays that could teach English in Spanish schools His third company, u Teatro, produced Paul s scripts, either translated or written by Paul himself in Spanish With the millennium Paul and his wife started holidaying in the Greek Islands and very soon a strong spiritual tie was developed between them His short story Kalimera won the Eyelands short story competition in 2012 and was translated into Greek He has been acclaimed by his Greek readers for possessing a sharp, observant eye of the Greek culture and atmosphere When Sirens Call was another product of this very happy and fruitful relationship with the islands.

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  1. Great novel by Paul Adkin Art wars is an attack on the modern paradigm of Money is Good and yet it is also, somehow, given who dark and despairing the book is, with characters violent and apathetic, or drunk, full of hope I enjoyed its characters, its exploration of art and its use and decline in society and its attack on the world of anti art.



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