Banned Manics sleeve proves paint still has power to shock (The Guardian)

Author: Colin | Published: 15/5/09


The impact the Manic Street Preachers album cover has made raises the interesting possibility that hand-made, painterly images now have more power to shock than conceptual artworks…

via The banned Manics sleeve proves that paint still has the power to shock | Music | guardian.co.uk.


  1. The artwork hasn’t been banned, It’s just going to be covered up when it’s sold in supermarkets. There actions says less about ‘painterly images power to shock’ than it does about supermarkets unwillingness to put their customer’s off their pre-packed ready meals.

    Comment by jonnyk — May 18, 2009 @ 2:19 pm
  2. I know what you mean and it does seem rather wishful thinking on the part of the critic, but I think the action of the supermarket does indicate a certain power on the part of the image.

    Comment by Colin — May 18, 2009 @ 3:45 pm


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