Deller re­veals how he burnt a Hock­ney print

The Sunday Telegraph - - News -

Turner Prize-win­ning artist Jeremy Deller says his prac­ti­cal skills are of a “Lau­rel and Hardy stan­dard” and he once burnt a print by David Hock­ney.

Deller is best known for his pub­lic art­works, in­clud­ing a re-en­act­ment of one of the most vi­o­lent con­fronta­tions of the min­ers’ strike.

But he tells Desert Is­land Discs he has “night­mares” about his fate had he not been able to dream up ideas for a liv­ing. He says he burnt a Hock­ney print on his first day as a gallery tech­ni­cian try­ing to re­move an auc­tion-house sticker.

Deller is on Desert Is­land Discs on BBC Sounds and BBC Ra­dio 4 to­day at 11.15am.

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