Tag: in memoriam

Look, the short and better version is for me to link you to a video of Guardian cartoonist  Steve Bell  discussing the shootings at Charlie Hebdo in Paris this week. He has been at the forefront of commenting on the 'war on terror' policies in the West, and I think ...Read more>

9 January 2015 |

A preventable loss. A tragic indictment of the consequences of defensive, frightened government.  It is rare today, to find a young person who can do more than download and vomit back out someone else's ideas.  So rare to discover minds capable of helping our society, our world, move to ...Read more>

14 January 2013 |

  "I'm not afraid of machines," [Ray Bradbury] told Writer's Digest in 1976 . "I don't think the robots are taking over. I think the men who play with toys have taken over. And if we don't take the toys out of ...Read more>

9 June 2012 |

 In the last 2 days I was told of the death of Jennifer Anderson (Miro) of The Nuns , from cancer at the end of December 2011 at the age of 54.  I'm devastated, as with great gusto and positivity about her inclusion in my new series of ...Read more>

13 February 2012 |

It is a real change in era when great painters like Leonora Carrington and now, Indian painter Maqbool Fida Hussain, pass out of the present and into the past. his death at 95, so close to Carrington's, underscores this vacuum. As much a victim of right-wing Hindu religious extremism as ...Read more>

19 June 2011 |

The truly great painter, lady and surrealist Leonora Carrington died this week aged 94. She remains my most inspired vision of the world that I seek in all my paintings. Her journey as an artist, the way of it, the sense of it, and the world of her paintings, remain ...Read more>

1 June 2011 |

Whoever thought we would ever feel nostalgic about the Nuremburg Trials ? Well, times change don't they? They get foggy. Violent. When I heard about the shot that killed Bin Laden, this song came to mind from my teen years. I thought about what being human ...Read more>

2 May 2011 |

Lumet died aged 86 on April 9, 2011 in his residence in Manhattan, New York from lymphoma. His  1976 film Network remains for me the most precient, prophetic film of the time. How close have we come in today's information saturated environment to lead ...Read more>

9 April 2011 |

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