Letter: Art for all

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The Independent Online
DAVID RODWAY (letter, 9 March) in his comments on Paul Vallely's appreciation of the Gateshead Angel of the North does a disservice to art criticism.

His implication, that only those trained in art are qualified to assess art, ignores the popular and voluble interest in public works of art and the continued investment in them by local councils. Art is an expression, mirror and critique of a culture, and that culture embraces the man in the Gateshead street as much as the academic in London.

JASON M REESE

Lecturer in Engineering

University of Aberdeen

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