CULTURE & ARTS
01/16/2013 07:51 am ET Updated Jan 16, 2013

Why Modern Art Is Not A Class Issue

If you are watching the second series of the Danish political drama Borgen, don't tell me what happens. I am just getting into the first series, having got the box set for Christmas. What I didn't expect was to find a good running gag about art in it.

Denmark has a new prime minister, the progressive Birgitte Nyborg, a modern woman with modern attitudes. One change she wants to make immediately: her predecessor had stuffy old oil paintings from Denmark's National Gallery lining the walls of his office. Nyborg asks for something more "modern".

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