Bob and Roberta Smith on slogans for life



Bob and Roberta Smith is in fact just one person, otherwise known as British artist Patrick Brill. His paintings look like signboards, featuring slogans in brightly coloured lettering. They have the air of revolutionary statements, riffing on life, politics and art, though with a tinge of absurdity that leaves you wondering just what the message really is. He introduces the paintings that the Tate now has in its Collection.