At last a book about the British art world which is sympathetic and informed but not at all afraid to be incredibly rude. It's about what's happened over the last five years. Is Tate Modern good or a plastic tourist attraction with religious mumbo jumbo sprayed on, like magic fairy dust? Is being a Marxist in today's art world little more than a market choice? Curators: anaemic zombies or twenty-first century Easy Riders -- art's answer to Sly and the Family Stone? Is it right that art must be sanctimonious to be good? Why are we like this now and how long will it last? In Art Crazy Nation Matthew Collings doesn't set out to provide black-and-white answers to these questions. Instead he describes what art in Britain has become and how the art world is thinking. He offers a slice of the contemporary art zeitgeist. Book jacket.Collings, Matthew is the author of 'Art Crazy Nation The Post Blimey Art World', published 2002 under ISBN 9781901785081 and ISBN 1901785084.