Thanks to the recommendation of my fellow artist friend Tom Doherty, I've been listening to the BBC's 2013 Reith Lectures delivered by artist Grayson Perry.
The award-winning artist Grayson Perry presents the 2013 BBC Reith Lectures, titled Playing to the Gallery. Across four programmes he discusses what makes him an artist, the limits of contemporary art, how to gauge the quality of new artworks and the future of the avant-garde.
For any artist speculating on what it means to be an artist living in the 21st Century, these four lectures are thoroughly worth listening to and delivered in an entertaining and often hilarious way. Grayson Perry has come to prominence as a ceramic artist and transvestite whose alter egos are often colourful, whimsical and often very funny.