Cartwright Hall (Bradford City Museum/Gallery) UK solo
First solo show in the gallery that of the International print biennale.
Was finishing an artist in residence year at Bradford College of Art and this
was the culmination of the work produced on the residency and paintings produced
in the final year at the Royal College of Art where the artist graduated with
Patrick Caulfield, John Loker, and Zandra Rhodes in 1963. The Catalogue with background
colour of ‘Yve Klein Pink' in the genre of Neo Dada was forwarded by Bryan
Robertson who was then curator of the Whitechapel Gallery London . Robertson was
also responsible for first showing of Jasper Johns, Robert Rauchenberg, and other
important American artists in the early sixties in the UK, (see forward)
Arthur Koestler writing under the pseudonym Magnus Hirschfield inspired the
paintings and graphic works. Prostitution was brought to Notting Hill Gate at
the time the artist resided there. The infamous Rackman bought much property
in the area to house prostitutes, which in turn drove the settled community
out to make room for gentrification. These erotic works were being painted when
Allen Jones was doing 'pop style' London bus paintings.