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Started by invicta on Sep 19, 2015 4:20:15 PM
Oh Dear! Brian Sewell has died

So it seems. Remember him in an appropriate way here

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flowbagging - 19 Sep 2015 20:05:07 (#20 of 39)

This is entirely the fault of the RP thread.

RosyLovelady - 19 Sep 2015 20:31:52 (#21 of 39)

< He used the underground? >

Not really. The District line is "cut and cover". He was with a younger man, a nephew perhaps, and they had obviously been at the Antiques Fair at the exhibition centre.

TRaney - 19 Sep 2015 20:33:31 (#22 of 39)

Haha

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xbod72 - 19 Sep 2015 21:49:03 (#24 of 39)

Fido On The Roof

Tripos - 19 Sep 2015 21:51:12 (#25 of 39)

R.I.P. Mr Brian Sewell. No one spoke like you did.

xbod72 - 19 Sep 2015 21:56:40 (#26 of 39)

I liked also his facial tic as if he was forever on the verge of kissing something and then deciding he wouldn't.

Tripos - 19 Sep 2015 21:57:15 (#27 of 39)

xbod!

Sunfish - 19 Sep 2015 22:05:06 (#28 of 39)

Very good bod.

mountebank - 19 Sep 2015 22:20:00 (#29 of 39)

a nephew perhaps

Fine work.

opaz__ - 19 Sep 2015 22:44:35 (#30 of 39)

was he originally from a council estate? that's sometimes the case with OTT posh accents

MaisonLazlique - 19 Sep 2015 23:41:45 (#31 of 39)

Yes, he was a docker from Sunderland.

oohbetty - 20 Sep 2015 00:24:52 (#32 of 39)

RIP Brian. Superb knowledge of painting, supremely erudite and always interesting to read. With each Evening Standard column I felt I'd learned something new and was improved for it.

Wish that the Guardian, or any other paper, could have someone with the same talent as him now.

oohbetty - 20 Sep 2015 00:28:54 (#33 of 39)

I believe he was once the lover of Anthony Blunt. Which must allowed him knowledge of all sorts of things.

Leftie - 16 Oct 2019 11:11:07 (#34 of 39)

I know very little about art and never have. I often only hear of these people when they become famous for some programme or other.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/critics-tyne-bomb-1653574

Things like this. I'd probably never heard of him until I used the boards.

solomongursky - 16 Oct 2019 11:57:33 (#35 of 39)

In the half-hour Inside Out programme, Mr Sewell is given a personal tour by Viz founder Chris Donald.

I think Sewell was in Viz a couple of times.

yumyum - 16 Oct 2019 12:34:52 (#36 of 39)

This is a four year old thread!

FrankieTeardrop - 16 Oct 2019 12:36:04 (#37 of 39)

Check out paintings by Bosch, Leftie. You'll love them.

solomongursky - 16 Oct 2019 12:37:26 (#38 of 39)

Oh it was readers' letters:

Brian Sewell:: ‘My favourite painting is that one of the bloke with his ear cut off. And I like the one of the old-fashioned cart stuck in the canal as well, because it’s dead realistic.’

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