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August 20, 2012

The Best of Spear’s Last Week

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In case you missed them, we’ve collected the 5 most viewed articles and the best blogs from Spear’s last week.

In case you missed them, we’ve collected the 5 most viewed articles and best blogs from Spear’s last week.

1. Josh Spero Talks About Benedict Cumberbatch on BBC Radio Wales

Spear’s editor Josh Spero talked about Benedict Cumberbatch and posh-bashing on Good Morning Wales, the breakfast show on BBC Radio Wales. Is it right to bash the upper classes – or anyone?

2. Francis Bacon Cushions and Damien Hirst’s £36,800 Skull, When Art Turns into Merchandise

Artists, museums and galleries need to be ever-more innovative in how they raise money. The solution, says Josh Spero, seems to be getting artists to make merchandise a new branch of the arts

3. Chinese Calligraphy, Music and Dance

I had been invited to Sadler’s Wells to see Chinese Calligraphy Music and Dance, organised inter alia by the Austrian-Chinese Cultural Exchange Organisation. (Those two countries would certainly have a lot to exchange, however unlikely the organisation sounds.)

4. We Did It, Team GB Gold Medal-Winning Paralympian to Receive a Stamp

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It is not the fact that the Royal Mail have said they will not produce stamps for each Team GB Paralympic gold medal-winner which is annoying (although it is).

5. Richard Young’s Photographs of Elizabeth Taylor, and The Stories Behind Them

Richard Young’s photographic relationship with Elizabeth Taylor lasted 35 years. Here we present some of his favourite shots and he tells the stories behind them

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock actor and old Harrovian, speaks out against posh-bashing in the UK 
Best of the Blogs:

1. Was Benedict Cumberbatch Right That There’s Too Much Posh-Bashing in the UK?

Benedict Cumberbatch, the Sherlock Holmes and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy actor and Old Harrovian, has said that he is considering leaving the UK because he’s tired of all the ‘posh-bashing that goes on.’

2. Advice For the Bayfords: What To Do When You Win 148 Million

Once the hangover has worn off – I’d be having Dom Perignon flashbacks for days – you can’t think soon enough about how to deal with a fortune of that size. Luckily, Spear’s knows a little about this.

3. Gallery Girls: The Art World For the Lowest Common Denominator

I am like so stoked to catch the new reality TV show entitled Gallery Girls. Like wow! I am so excited to slip on my Jimmy Choos and really discover something about art and the art market.
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