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ACCEPTABLE IN THE EIGHTIES 17: ART

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Art was big business in the 1980s, from multi-million fees for Van Gogh masterpieces to media sensations such as Jeff Koons and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Art Rock (or Art-pop) followed a not too dissimilar trajectory with the emergence of the "commercial avant-garde" encompassing music, film and other multi-media enterprises. It was the decade when the mainstream opened their eyes a little to the more esoteric elements of pop culture before more conventional, corporate entertainment started to assert itself...


Featuring performances from Devo, XTC, Japan, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits, Talk Talk, Cardiacs and Pere Ubu.

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