Monthly Archives: December 2009

Mr Pastry on Ice

This is Richard Lewis Hearne, aka Mr Pastry, the first man to have his own children’s tv show live from the studios at Anglia. He played ‘a bumbling old man with a walrus moustache in a black suit or raincoat’. … Continue reading

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Ice Sculpture Trail

All around Norwich city centre for one day only and a very appropriate pre-chilled day they chose for it. The Ice Dancers, tribute to Strictly Come Dancing? No, a ballroom used to be here.

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The rectangulation

seems to have run its course and to be having the effect on certain blogees that installations of dismembered dolls, pubic hair and the top off an old babies’ bottle has on me. So instead of a rectangle here is … Continue reading

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Pushing the envelope

Dread phrase isn’t it, only ever uttered by some complete stinker into a mobile phone on a train; the originates of it are explained here. Otherwise, brown bills with plastic windows aside, I am in favour of envelopes; they are … Continue reading

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One for grey-man

In Frank Stella’s brand of Lithographic Minimalism we can have it both ways. Grey man is a fan of cirtles (see comments below) Tahkt-I-Sulayman Variation II, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 240 inches

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Eric Watier

I found this artist under the ‘what the hell was I looking for in the first place’ system. His work fits the week’s theme with maximum felicity. 4monochromes

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Would it be too much

for the blog to host its inaugural Rectangle Week? Monogold, MG 11, 1961

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