Deller reveals how he burnt a Hockney print
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.