I'm off to bury a mate of mine in an hour or so. You probably don't know him, although as Washington Green's best selling artist, it's at least possible you might.
He was a very talented artist and illustrator, and a good friend who I've known since art college days in the early 80s, who died way too young. Although much of his work could be brazenly commercial - (not that there's anything wrong with that) - with Rothko-ish cats and dogs - such as the attached The good, the bad and the ugly - being a stock-in-trade, he was a genuinely creative and gentle individual that would produce work that reflected other sides and facets of his always enquiring mind. To balance the outwardly commercial pieces, he would also produce exquisite sculptural work that sometimes reflected an Indian influence, or at other times, pure abstraction.
So forgive me for giving him some space here, and in case I appear a trifle squiffy should I be here later on.
Whether you knew him or not, and if you're partaking of a small libation later, may I ask you to raise your glass and drink to Gov - believe me chaps, he was one of the good guys!
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