Renowned novelist, artist and critic John Berger, one of Verso’s most celebrated authors, recounts an incident from the National Gallery last Easter in the latest edition of the New Statesman, published today. Read his piece here.
He tells how his innocent visit to the gallery to sketch a crucifixion scene led to his being violently ejected for using ‘obscene language’. If you have ever wanted to know what happens if you use one of the museum attendants’ chairs, Berger’s article will be of interest!
Berger’s most recent novel was the highly-praised From A to X, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. From A to X will be published in paperback on 20 April.