I was interviewed this morning for a German website about collecting. The result has been that I have spent the rest of the day remembering things that I should have mentioned. One of the artists we knew in the late 1970s was Philip Core, an extravagant and in many ways remarkable American artist, who arrived in London in the mid-1970s and lived in a flat in what was known as the Kennington triangle (not the Elephant and Castle as it says in Wikipedia) which he painted completely black. I remembered that he made his name on a television quiz show about art on which he appeared jointly with Maggi Hambling and George Melly. But I completely forgot to mention that one of the first works of art which we acquired (at considerable expense) was a large picture by Core entitled The Double Triangle which he had exhibited in an exhibition shown by Francis Kyle framed in rope and which I had to walk across the Elephant and Castle in a high wind. I hope it’s rolled up in the attic.