Arnon Grunberg



Michael Kimmelman wrote an appraisal of Lucian Freud: “He loathed gentility and social convention. To him they smacked of fakery, like the various artistic symbolisms, Surrealism among them, that modern painting had contrived. The real world, stripped bare, already presented unfathomable strangeness and fascination. An artistic life should exhaust itself trying to unpack it.”

The artist who loathes social conventions, that’s another example of a social convention.