- May 24, 2006
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It may just be me, and if it's not, it could just be an artefact of his individual style, but it strikes me that there is a certain similarity in the mouths of some of the women on those painting - the particular way that the corners of the upper lip overshoot the lower. One wonders if, when he was painting these women - or possibly when he met the originals (if indeed he did) - he maybe had one particular in mind.
When working in London I used to frequent the (alas now no longer with us) Murder One bookshop on Charing Cross Road. Around the mid to late 90's there was a bit of a thing for books of artwork and random jottings created by incarcerated criminals (some very violent ones, too). Clearly, these were not published with the aim of tracing victims, or solving cold cases - they were a platform for convicted men to express their emotions and inner feelings, and air their creativity...and, from what I could see, were universally bloody awful.Is this decision to publish unique?...