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Stuckism - What is it?

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The Bathers (after Seurat)
by Charles Thomson

Stuckism started with an insult, in which conceptual artist Tracey Emin accused her artist boyfriend Billy Childish of being stuck (presumably because he was still producing figurative paintings, instead of installations, performances and videos, etc). Childish must have decided he was happy being stuck because, together with Charles Thomson, he founded the Stuckists. The term Stuckism was coined by Thomson from a reference to the insult in Childish's poem. Stuckism is a radical movement which is for Figurative Painting and against Conceptual Art. Stuckism values self- expression and adopts a holistic approach to art.

(From Stuckism Wales website)

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