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Monday, 18 February 2008
"What is the point of Vanity Fair?"
Sunday Times art critic, Waldemar Januszczak pans the NPG Vanity Fair Show and Annie Leibovitz film here.
"What is the point of Vanity Fair?" he asks. "If it exists merely to provide a posh gateway into a cesspit, how can that possibly be enough?" he says, while laying into the whole phenomenon of "sleb" portraiture. He has a bit of time for Steichen's Swanson and the Peter Lorre portrait, but that's about it. Nice one, Waldo!