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OUR COLUMNIST AVILA REFLECTS ON THAT FISH IN A TANK PURCHASED BY SADISTIC CHARLES SAATCHI:

‘According to Julian Spalding: “It’s often been proposed, seriously, that Damien Hirst is a greater artist than Michelangelo because he had the idea for a shark in a tank whereas Michelangelo didn’t have the idea for his David.”

I always thought that greatness in Art refers to somebody whose fame or influence has proved to be long-lasting without the need of placing his or hers ideas in a fish tank…’