Bonnie Greer: the playwright and critic considers Basquiat, Madonna, making work about race and how not to play it safe as an artist

Mar 04, 2019, 04:05 AM

Bonnie casts her critical idea over how to make work about race, ageism, navigating the art and opinions of problematic personalities and why Madonna was a sell-out.

Chicago-raised Bonnie Greer is instantly recognisable in the UK as a television pundit, playwright and critic. She famously took on former BNP leader Nick Griffin on BBC's Question Time and has written five books and numerous plays that skewer politics, identity and race.

The Last Bohemians meets Bonnie in Soho, London, where she explores how the 1970s New York of Basquiat and Warhol shaped her an an artist, as well as her far-ranging ideas on making work about race, ageism, navigating the art and opinions of problematic personalities, and how not to play it safe as an artist.

Presenter: Kate Hutchinson
Producer: Isis Thompson
Photos: Laura Kelly
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