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Started by lapsedcat on Mar 11, 2011 2:57:19 PM
I left my plimsolls in Bury St Edmunds - the new Wolk thread

1924 -1980, etc.

rafibrown - 11 Mar 2011 15:01:05 (#1 of 2759)

Such minimalism. How apposite.

lapsedcat - 11 Mar 2011 15:21:11 (#2 of 2759)

When Martin Wolk was making his first faltering steps into the world of Art, with a few early paintings being sold to sympathetic friends, and his energies largely devoted to creating theatre scenery, he was invited onto a Home Service discussion programme looking at new emerging talents. He was asked for his views on the current British art scene, on what he felt the future had in store, and, most interestingly, what he felt he had to contribute. No recording survives of this programme but a transcript exists in the BBC archives and this is what he had to say: "I expect to be hated for about twenty years and then embraced as a true pioneer and a formidible talent. In death I shall be lauded as the greatest postwar artist of my generation." Was this youthful hubris? Oh yes, undoubtedly. And yet, and yet, has time proved him correct? The answer to that question is no, not really.

MaisonLazlique - 11 Mar 2011 16:04:29 (#3 of 2759)

I wonder what Wolk would have made of the total, sudden collapse of GuardianTalk. Didn't something similar happen to his rectum in the 60s?

lapsedcat - 11 Mar 2011 16:10:51 (#4 of 2759)

No Outspan news, Lazlique?

MaisonLazlique - 11 Mar 2011 16:13:57 (#5 of 2759)

I haven't heard from old Outspan for a while Lapsed, set sail for the South Seas, with Beryl, Nigel (his lover and his wife) and Spunky the cat on a hand made ketch of his revolutionary design.

wickeltisch - 11 Mar 2011 16:23:49 (#6 of 2759)

Who is this Wolk you speak of?

lapsedcat - 11 Mar 2011 16:25:27 (#7 of 2759)

It's all there.

wickeltisch - 11 Mar 2011 16:27:59 (#8 of 2759)

What a lot of crudity!

rafibrown - 11 Mar 2011 16:28:04 (#9 of 2759)

Original thread:

wickeltisch - 11 Mar 2011 16:30:58 (#10 of 2759)

And who is this MaisonLazlique? Did he use to have a military rank?

It's hard to adapt to new times.

MaisonLazlique - 11 Mar 2011 16:31:31 (#11 of 2759)


lapsedcat - 11 Mar 2011 16:31:32 (#12 of 2759)

He is not the Major, no.

wickeltisch - 11 Mar 2011 16:32:32 (#13 of 2759)


lapsedcat - 11 Mar 2011 20:04:00 (#14 of 2759)

Just waiting for several of the other regulars to pitch up and it'll be like old times.

rafibrown - 11 Mar 2011 20:34:03 (#15 of 2759)

Wickeltisch, are you Grumps?

BeezerB - 11 Mar 2011 20:40:44 (#16 of 2759)

Hmm,and I was going to offer to pick them up for you and post them on too!

wickeltisch - 12 Mar 2011 07:37:35 (#17 of 2759)

I'm more cheerful now, rafi. No more grumpiness for me.

wickeltisch - 13 Mar 2011 10:35:27 (#18 of 2759)

I found this in the garbage. It's surprising what people throw away. IMO it's his work It's that damned hayfever time again which had been missing for years. I don't know how it could end up in my neighbour's wheelie bin.

I also don't know if all the whisky bottles in this bin were emptied by him. That would have been quite an achievement.

Bromio - 13 Mar 2011 11:44:25 (#19 of 2759)

What a charming and uncharacteristically sophisticated study that is! I congratulate you on your serendipitous find; a marvellous addition to the growing body of rediscovered works of the master.

I too have had some luck in my ongoing search for lost Wolks. I went to a local brocante here in Normandy yesterday and for the princely sum of €2.50 I bought this unusual piece, one of Wolk's infrequent forays into photographic collage. The date is as yet unknown but would appear to be from the mid 1960s and shows Gnoccha with crumpled newspaper balls glued to his coat and is entitled Sheep-Dog.

wickeltisch - 13 Mar 2011 12:33:03 (#20 of 2759)

He was lucky the RSPCA didn't find out.

Oh, and nice to see you back on a Wolk thread, Major.

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