Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The Ronald Searle YouTube channel continues to delight-added recently is a film I've long searched for in vain- 'The King's Breakfast'. One of two live-action short films Searle collaborated on with director & choreographer Wendy Toye. Searle designed the decor & costumes and painted the sets too so it's like watching actors enter a Searle picture. Check out the 'King's Breakfast' here and 'On The Twelfth Day' here. The two first worked together on a stage play 'Wild Thyme'
Friday, October 25, 2013
Here's an exciting development for the weekend- Ronald Searle is on YouTube! He has his own channel with many rare films, including this one below from 1958. See Ronald draw! See Ronald in the bath! The BBC's Omnibus from 1976 'A Step In The Jungle' can be found there too and also John Lennon talking about the influence of Searle on his creative development. Courtesy of the Ronald Searle Cultural Estate
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
I'm still looking for any leads on Searle artwork that may be relevant to my book project 'Searle In America'. I'd love to know more details & track down the originals/owners of the following:
'A lazy day, Central Park, New York '
Sold at Christie's, London, South Kensington 21 March2007
Sale 5109 British & Continental Watercolours & Maritime Paintings
signed, inscribed and dated 'Ronald Searle/Central Park/June 1957 - New York' (lower right)
pen and brown ink 9¾ x 14 in. (24.8 x 35.6 cm.)
'PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA'
'SPECTATORS FOR THE LARGEST SINGLE CHEESE EVER PRODUCED'
'WHO KILLED HOLLYWOOD SOCIETY?'
Actress Bea Arthur, standing maid by Ronald Searle
|Title||Wildcat Mountain, Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire: A skiing scene|
|Medium||Gouache and Watercoloron board|
|Size||Height 15.1 in.; Width 20.1 in. / Height 38.4 cm.; Width 51.1 cm.|