'It's a self portrait'
So as bit of light relief I thought I'd have a go at recreating one of Hancock's 'Infantilist' masterpieces from 'The Rebel'. 'Only take a couple of hours', I thought. Wrong! It turns out that getting it 'wrong' can take two days. I don't know how forgers have the patience.
Anyway, some of you may recognise the exchange that gives me today's title as a particularly toothsome piece of Galton and Simpson dialogue between the lad himself and the redoubtable Mrs Cravatte, Hancock's long suffering landlady, played by the equally redoubtable Irene Handl, What is less well known is that this purveyor of quintessentiall Englishness in over 100 films and TV programmes was scion of a French aristocrat and an Austrian banker who was also an acclaimed novelist (I've read 'The Sioux' and it was a goodie).
This Saturday, 5th October I'll be at Tavi Arts Market on Bedford Square (in the marquee no less!) with a few old favourites and also previewing a couple of pieces due to appear in the Watermark exhibition. I'm planning on discounting some work and it'll probably be your last chance to get an exclusive picturepalace T shirt featuring 'Stan and Ollie'. Also on the square (although not a Masonic way) will be the Big Draw yurt with free workshops all day
Work in progress and other stuff that happens.