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Scientology sect 'using British art as a front'

Title: Scientology sect 'using British art as a front'
Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007
Publisher: Evening Standard (UK)
Author: Robert Mendick
Main source: thisislondon.co.uk

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The Church of Scientology has been accused of using British artists as a front for recruiting members. The Stuckist movement, which rails against conceptual art, is in turmoil over claims that sales of its artists' paintings are effectively funding Scientology, a religious sect accused of brainwashing its followers. The row has led to disquiet among artists as far afield as Germany. Charles Thomson, who founded the Stuckist movement in Britain, admitted to the Evening Standard he was wrong to give the ... [Read the rest at thisislondon.co.uk]