But Is it Art? (1976-1993)

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Episode 3 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Last of a three-part series which unlocks the BBC archives to tell the story of modern art in the words of the artists themselves looks at how radical late 20th-century artists took on centuries of art history and won - from the notorious 'bricks' of Carl Andre to the 'living sculptures' Gilbert and George, from the shockingly explicit photography of Robert Mapplethorpe to the powerful nudes of Lucian Freud and sensational pickled sharks of Damien Hirst.

Credits

Narrator
Rebecca Front
Producer
Nico Wasserman
Executive Producer
Julian Birkett

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