Robert Hughes was an art critic for TIME Magazine since 1964. He became known to a large audience with his books on modern art and architecture, such as The Shock of the New (1981), The Fatal Shore (1987), his memoir Things I Didn’t Know (2006) and Rome (2011), and with his television series on art. Hughes grew up in Australia, studied art history for a time and lived and worked in London before settling in the United States in 1970. In 2009, Hughes delivered the Nexus Lecture.
Robert Hughes delivers the Nexus Lecture 2009
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