Eye to Eye

I received through the post this morning a copy of an exhibition catalogue, Eye to Eye: Selected Works from the Lambirth Collection, being held at the Djanogly Gallery in Nottingham. Since I am unlikely to make it to Nottingham, I can at least encourage others to in order to see such a thoughtful group of works by neo-romantics including John Craxton and more contemporary figurative artists whose work is often overlooked – amongst them, Maggi Hambling, Arturo du Stefano and Robert Dukes. Not least, I was intrigued to find my blog amongst the footnotes to the catalogue essay on Peter Coker’s print of his son, Nick, the tragic anti-hero of Joanna Hogg’s film, The Souvenir. I have never been able to reproduce the print, but can now:-

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