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Everything You Know About Art is Wrong

Matt Brown



ISBN: 9781849944298

Price: £ 9.99

Publication date: 24 August 2017

ISBN: 9781849944755

ASIN: B079T8T4S6

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Publication date: 15 February 2018

Series: Everything You Know About...

Category: Art & Illustration

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A highly entertaining read for anyone with even a passing interest in art and art history.

This myth-busting book takes you on a great ride through the lives of starving (and not so starving) artists, unusual exhibitions and painting blunders throughout history. In the intriguing, outrageous and often provoking world
of the visual arts, nothing is quite as it seems.

From the world’s first intance of photobombing in 1843 to the Damien Hirst spot painting that landed on Mars, the destruction of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers during World War II and the £3,500 sheet of paper crumpled into a ball, Everything You Know About Art is Wrong will confound your assumptions about the world of art – and perhaps even the place of art in the world.


Matt Brown is author of several books for Batsford, using his trademark humour and playfulness as tools to explore the world. He has served as editor and editor-at-large of, writing on topics as diverse as street art, politics, map-making and science. With a deep love of trivia, he’s written and hosted hundreds of quizzes, including events for the Museum of London and Manchester Science Museum, among many others. He lives in Hertfordshire and tweets at @mattfromlondon.