No better present! A new brush for me from Freddy’s travels in Japan. With a mini ceramic watercolour jug to match.
One of the best nights last night – a memorable experience taking part in a photo shoot for Kitty Finer’s new EP. Ok wait for it…..”It’s times like this when you realise what’s important – and making art is very important!” Especially with your friends. We were at Hugo’s Speaker Palace, one of the most unique and special places in London. No better setting for Kitty to have her photo shoot. These are some pictures I took on my phone, little snap shots of the scene. Caroline our photographer treated us to some medium format. She came prepped with rolls of delicious real film and we shot the night away. Kitty is known for making bars. I’ve perched and she’s served at many, either in her bedroom bar or exhibitions and parties since we were sweet sixteen, when she started writing songs. Kitty served us her music and drinks, just how I like it! What made last night even more of a landmark is that it means we’re getting closer to having her songs in one place, on one album and I personally have been waiting years for this. Just wait until you hear ‘Broken Records’. So proud and honoured to be a part of it. It’s a good feeling when you feel like you were part of something very special. Am I sounding hungover, think so. But it’s all true and I need to gush out what an incredible setting it was and what great people were there, for one of the finest, Finer times.
My Mack Daddy Marcus went to Miami and brought me back a Club Deuce T-shirt! Make the mecca there if you go. Best dive bar in town. Full of great Deuce bags.
*Comfy neon shoes by Tracey Neuls.
‘Nun Nicer’ sprays these ‘bleeding hearts’ around town. Bloody hell, he was spraying one as Ally picked me up from Tracey Neuls, Redchurch Street. I said “watch the coat! And the neon paint work!” He did and we received this cute picture after. Aahhh.
Come to daddy. New Swash shirt. Gimmie some summer to wear it. Silky silky.
An art performance! I was in very good hands and very good company with revered artist Marcia Farquhar. The performance took place in Margate for Limbo / Accidental Collective. Marcia performed to the audience with musings and metaphors about molluscs and mentions of Margate’s Shell Grotto while myself and Kitty Finer painted and danced in the background, accompanied with music by The Mussel Men Band: Jem Finer, Ansuman Biswas and Sam. All filmed by Tom chick.
Love working with hers truly. Saturday portrait with Agnes Lloyd-Platt.
Making shapes with Agnes
Pot Luck has commissioned Marcia Farquhar to create a new performance piece. You can buy tickets here. Come to Margate!
Kitty Finer is a best friend and a brilliant artist. We have used each other as a constant fuel for inspiration over the years. It’s been real motivation to make art – there’s no better gift! As the birthday’s build so does our art collection of each other’s work. This year’s addition blew my socks of. A kitty Finer original 1/1. With a shared love for mussels and Marcel Broodthaers, Kitty Finer has delicately and intactly made a love mussel miniature! The scale is amazing, I don’t know how she does it but she does it so, so good. I love it! I love it!
Probably the girliest blog to date. However! Very proud of our ‘Panda Pout’. With make up artist extraordinare Becca.
Couldn’t face blogging a Lichenstein, think ya’ll seen them all before. So here’s a picture of Freddy’s face at the Tate instead! Enjoyed seeing the show and also A bigger Splash too.
Yellow daffs with one of my favourite Freddy paintings in the background. He’s got a new website, have a look at FRED SORREL