Critic Attacks Hospitals' 'Comfortable' Art Hanging art on hospital walls improves the sterile atmosphere. At least that's what people say. But Grayson Perry, the Times of London art critic, recently wrote an essay criticizing the practice. Perry says that art should challenge, not comfort — even in hospitals.
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Critic Attacks Hospitals' 'Comfortable' Art

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Critic Attacks Hospitals' 'Comfortable' Art

Critic Attacks Hospitals' 'Comfortable' Art

Critic Attacks Hospitals' 'Comfortable' Art

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Hanging art on hospital walls improves the sterile atmosphere. At least that's what people say. But Grayson Perry, the Times of London art critic, recently wrote an essay criticizing the practice. Perry, who says that art should challenge, not comfort — even in hospitals — talks to Madeleine Brand.