culture-vulture

culture-vulture

1. n. an avid supporter of the arts. Many culture-vultures seem to be long on enthusiasm and short on taste.
2. n. someone who exploits the arts for monetary gain. Some culture-vultures are throwing a wine and cheese party on behalf of some of the young dolts they have grubstaked.
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And while Gallagher (pictured) and Lawson might not appear to have a great deal in common, anybody who knew a thing about music during the Britpop era will want to tune in for this intimate conversation between one of the biggest names in music and culture-vulture Lawson.
This month culinary culture-vultures were cooing over the unique vision of Turner Prize finalist Cathy Wilkes, whose nominated installation features a thought-provoking/completely bankers combination of shop mannequins, dried porridge and a supermarket checkout, which may or may not have been surreptitiously shoplifted under a sweater by the Glaswegian artist.
After the fashionistas, glitterati, luvvies, celebs and culture-vultures have decamped to the next Capital of Culture,what then?
Jimmy Greaves, Martin Peters, Martin Chivers, Alan Gilzean - even hard-man Dave Mackay - captured a football-obsessed generation's imagination in the same way the Fab Four, Michael Caine and David Bailey got to the culture-vultures.