There are a lot of artists who are terrible people. V.S. Naipaul is giving people like Roman Polanski and Jackson Pollack a run for their money.
Who is the most loathsome living artist? Extra points for consistent loathsomeness over time, a la Naipaul, as opposed to Poundian descents into odium.
Unrelatedly, this is one of the best book reviews I've read in a long while.