LETTER:No defence for emperor's new clothes

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From Mr Robert Dick-Read

Sir: Is it right that Christo ("Artist parcels out planning work to wrap up Reichstag project", 27 March) and people such as Christian Boltanski ("Q: which photo shows a work of conceptual art and which a jumble sale?" 25 March) should be referred to as "artists". Should they not be called "gimmickists"?

Yours sincerely,


Winchester, Hampshire

27 March