1. "When I first saw this sketch it slightly frightened me at the same time as making me laugh. It’s great that in comedy we can accept combinations of clashing forms and ideas that might otherwise be dismissed as pretentious. Contemporary art is popularly perceived as quite humourless and it’s interesting in that respect that so many British musicians and comics went through the art-college experience: Richard Hamilton taught Bryan Ferry, Vic Reeves studied painting, Adam Ant’s fashion and graphic design skills found their apotheosis in his holistic inception(s) of the Antz, and John Lennon talked about how – rather than simply being a musician – the art-school education helped the Beatles conceive of the band as a broader tool." (source)