DAY 3686: WEDNESDAY JULY 6TH 2011.
Mark Wallinger, the State Britain "artist" toed the establishment party line. Say a few words about Brian, even nice ones if you like, when he is dead, but tell the public you cannot do what he did & his campaign is finished.
same shit, different asshole.
From: Babs Tucker
Subject: state britain Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 10:13:16 +0100
Attn: Mr Serota, Tate Britain.
Dear Mr Serota,
I had cause several days ago to have (written) words with Mark Wallinger who has neither apologised, nor responded to my request.
It was of course very rude and disrespectful that - after - Brian died, Mark sought to publicly give an impression that he visited Brian Haw in hospital when in fact he was visiting an Independent art critic in the bed next to Brian, and was very rude to Brian.
Mark also sought to publicly suggest he had a special affinity with Brian by denigrating a hugely popular piece of a genuine campaigner.
Finally Mark publicly claimed what would everyone do, now "no-one was there" knowing full well that Brian's campaign continues.
The very fact Mark has not apologised for this speaks volumes about the deliberate malice he intended and supported.
I pointed out to Mark Wallinger that there would have been outrage if the Nazis had put evidence of the war crimes they committed against the Jews in a gallery and called it "Art".
Yet we put evidence of our war crimes against Muslims in a gallery and call it Art.
I pointed out that what we do is not "Art".
I have pointed out that Tate Britain (and Mark Wallinger) do not have my permission to exhibit copies of my two pink sequinned banners and teddy bear with peace sign.
I would like written confirmation that these copies have been removed from State Britain.
I do not wish to be associated with Mark Wallinger or State Britain.
If you advise me of any refusal to comply with my request, I will take matters further.
Brian Haws Parliament Square Peace Campaign
Independent: Mark Wallinger "what are we going to do now no-one is there ?"