Friday, December 25, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Finally! a review of the book; the first since its publication five years ago. The media ignored it but Searle fans tell me they love it! It's still available at a bargain price these days.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
The exhibition to mark the centenary of Searle's birth (March 3) was supposed to open at the Wilhelm Busch Museum, Hanover in April but was postponed because of the pandemic. It opens this weekend.
'The exhibition draws on the abundance of this archive with the aim of providing visitors with intensive and exciting insights into a complex artistic personality along central geographic anchor points from Singapore to England and Germany to tour tours in France and two themed islands on "Animation" and "Private Life" To tell contemporary history.'
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Saturday, May 09, 2020
'A presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the front free endpaper to his friend the dancer and film and stage director Wendy Toye 'A bit of life for Wendy ?Read all about it? with birthday love from Ronnie May 1 1957', alongside a full page original pen and ink drawing of a lady with no clothes on save for pearls and false eyelashes, seated on an elaborate stool, the lady with pen and sketchpad in each hand, drawing an equally naked lady.' -Maggs Bros. Books
Another nude for Wendy Toye:
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
LONDON: PERPETUA 1955 FIRST EDITION
PROVENANCE: SIR WILLIAM ALEXANDER FITZWILLIAM BARRINGTON
ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION ON PAGE 9: SELF-PORTRAIT
SIGNED, INSCRIBED 'FOR FITZ, SOME AWFUL WARNINGS ... AS ALWAYS' AND DATED 'CHRISTMAS 1955' - Chris Beetles Gallery
See more personal drawings from Ronald Searle in the 'Correspondence' section here