After Art School in 1966 I worked stoking boilers at a local telephone exchange from 6am until 2pm – just so I could paint in the afternoons. I then got a job at Rediffusion’s Graphics studios as someone there had seen my drawings and paintings in a graphic arts magazine, and they found me and hired me.
The scene reminded me of an Andrew Wythe painting that I had always adored and had influenced me so much in my own painting and into photography. I felt the extraordinary poetic beauty of the synchronicity of being in the same landscape he had viewed and which had inspired him and now inspired me.
Jean, without any sense of irony said, “Mmmmmm, Mmmmm, Enjoy” as if she had presented an eight-course gourmet meal, arms triumphantly gesticulating towards the feast. The maid had very kindly cut the pizza into eight pieces that were no bigger than a minuscule Ortolan.
Kansai Yamamoto is that rare thing, a complete artist. His work covers design and so much more, it’s about fashion, … More
Really delighted that this is continuing – I have copied the press release below as I so like what they … More
I could never recall seeing pictures of her laughing so I was hoping that it would be a fun shoot and it turned out to be great.
In my imagination I thought Miyake must have been influenced by the Marvel comics superhero Dr Doom (though I have no evidence of this) it’s just the flowing hooded cloak and the futuristic body armour gave the designs a really strong other worldly aesthetic.
I then asked him what he thought was the weirdest thing about the current music industry? He screwed his face up for a moment in silent contemplation and opened his eyes, looked up at me and shaking his head slowly said, “That U2 ever had a hit”.
I dashed into the knee deep water and she got out of the chair and across the sodden set and flung herself at me nearly knocking us both into the fast flowing stream that now had changed into a torrent. Peter grabbed my hand and pulled Geschi and me onto the bank. While the client looked on in dismay as the set floated down stream
I am delighted to announce my first solo US exhibition at Holden Luntz Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida which to my … More