Craigie Aitchison Kennington London 1985



Taken in Craigie’s house in Kennington circa 1984/85. This was the second sitting, the first time I’d gone I didn’t see anything worth photographing and came away with nothing but Craigie kindly let me visit again. He said he liked that I had some integrity in the pursuit of the image.   He was painting some bonkers young Lord (just visible on the left). The Albermarle Gallery bought a print of this and it was used in one of their catalogues. The recent book on Craigie’s work has also published it. It is also in the collection of The Royal Academy.

Craigie and Jeffrey Camp once both tried to draw me at the same time, ding a life drawing session. Jeffrey was very happy but Craigie looked really uncomfortable, fidgeting and tutting and sighing and looking at me in that unsure way he did. I eventually looked at what he’d done and it was a tiny three line squiggle like a kid doodling on a note pad. No discernible human form visible. We gave up.

This image is available to purchase in a Limited edition of 5 and 2 AP.   On archival photographic paper.

Size 12 x 16”

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