The New Shock of the New

Twenty-five years after making his seminal arts series, The Shock of the New, critic Robert Hughes brings the story up to date with a controversial assessment of the state of modern art.

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He packs more of a punch than almost any art critic alive


Hughes is thought-provoking, intensely knowledgeable and passionate about his subject, so even if you don’t agree with everything he says, you’ll still listen

Radio Times

This is the documentary of the week – contentious, absorbing and long overdue

The Times

Thank God… for Robert Hughes… who takes on Saatchi and Britart in typically pugilistic fashion

The Guardian

Trenchant… refreshingly fearless and direct… a pure delight

The Times