Friday, 27 December 2013

Après la Fête (No 2).



My agent wanted a studio shot, and we ended up with this. The original was, of course, much crisper.
It shows me 'hard at work' on a painting called Après la Fête (which seems vaguely appropriate for a post-Christmas blog); a partly clothed post-party woman pulling petals from a Daisy (he loves me, he loves me not, etc). Our adopted cat, Thomas, was curled up at her feet.

                                             

This was the finished job a few days later. Again, an awful photo.



And finally an installation shot of an exhibition later that same year (1982?). I'd been selected to exhibit with a prestigious British Gas touring show, in which Après la Fête was included.

M.B. All these photos are photos of photos of photos etc... Sorry.


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9 comments:

  1. If you have the original photographs, then scan them to your computer. If you don't have a scanner get them scanned onto a memory stick or CD. Turn off dust and scratches removal if the scanner has this annoying facility and scan at 300dpi or more if you like; 220dpi is the minimum for print.
    If any scans need cleaning up then I'll do the job for nothing or for the pleasure of owning a virtual copy of your work.

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    1. Thanks for that Adrian. Unfortunately I only have copies of copies. People are very protective of their original works these days; and all I get is the rubbish!

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  2. What a handsome young man you were - but still no smiles!

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    1. 'Cro' is the masculine of 'Crone', meaning 'miserable old git'.

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  3. A fascinating glimpse into your past is never in need of an apology Cro.
    Your summing up of Christmas dinner in your previous post more or less matches mine, with some successes and some disappointments,
    Two successes though were Savoy cabbage stir fried in butter with diced pears and parsnips mashed with grated parmesan.

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    1. I limited our vegs to just the spuds and sprouts. As a result, neither of us felt as if we'd over-eaten; not usually the case.

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  4. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of some of your works.

    How did you get the idea for 'Apres la fete'?

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    1. I really don't remember. But I do remember that it sold for a very healthy price.

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