Friday, 26 March 2010

Self-Portrait Day: My Brush with Fame

My contribution to the latest SPD on Dennis Cooper's blog is the third one down: LINK

That's me on the left of the photo, aged 7. I had my first shot at art glory when I was awarded a prize at Leeds City Art Gallery by the game show host Bob Holness. It was for my drawing of a Barry Flanagan sculpture (see below). At the time Holness presented a quiz called Blockbusters and he is also the subject of a classic urban myth: that he played the saxophone solo on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street.


Bollo said...

i like yr drawing of a Barry Flanagan sculpture more than i like Barry Flanagan's sculptures. its great!

_Black_Acrylic said...

Cheers Jonathan! Another good SPD with some amusing anecdotage, yours included of course. Doubtless had I been there for JM's set I'd have been the 4th dancer.