|"That's it! The bastards will never get over this..."|
The Tate Wall seems a little absurd, but I can assure you it is not merely metaphorical; it exists and it's extremely high. In the design stage it would have prevented views of The Shard from some parts of London but owners Sellar Property and the State of Qatar got wind of it and intervened, managing to get the height reduced to 275.6 meters (The Shard stands at 309.6). Nonetheless, it's a formidable barrier which promises to serve its purpose.
As with the arts in general, never mind Fine Art, the working classes have traditionally been exempt from participation, especially when it comes to positions of control, which it's generally agreed would pervert the healthy bourgeois status quo, tainting the arts with content borne out of a low life council house (or worse) existence rather than intelligent perspectives which naturally spring from middle-class homes and good schools. As for artists, they obviously require education from our finest colleges before being seriously considered and thankfully most proles cannot even afford to get into these fine establishments which, however, now boast many
The gallery system in London, for instance, is the envy of the world and will remain so for as long as financial health and education are the cornerstone. Capitalism in this instance proves its worth once more, ensuring that only the