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Free Thinking - Bhupen Khakhar. The City State of London? Saskia Sassen, Jane Morris, David Anderson and Pat Kane.

June 2nd, 2016

Episode 1148 of 1219 episodes

Philip Dodd is joined by art historian Devika Singh to consider the art of Bhupen Khakhar and the subjects he explored including class difference; desire and homosexuality; and his personal battle with cancer. Also, Saskia Sassen, Jane Morris, David Anderson and Pat Kane discuss the emergence of London as a global city and what the economic and cultural ramifications might be for the rest of the UK. Bhupen Khakhar is on show at Tate Modern from June 1st to September 6th. Producer: Torquil MacLeod

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