Una Mullally

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Quentin Blake’s new exhibition

Like most people, Quentin Blake’s drawings in Roald Dahl’s books were the illustrations of my youth, as essential to the telling of Dahl’s stories as Ralph Steadman’s were to Hunter S Thompson’s surreal journalism. Over on the Guardian there’s a …

Thu, Jan 17, 2013, 15:53

   

Like most people, Quentin Blake’s drawings in Roald Dahl’s books were the illustrations of my youth, as essential to the telling of Dahl’s stories as Ralph Steadman’s were to Hunter S Thompson’s surreal journalism. Over on the Guardian there’s a video of Blake taking the viewer through the new exhibition which is taking place at the Marlborough fine art gallery in Mayfair.

 

(pic of ‘Sporting Woman XII’ via here.)

 

Blake, who is in fine fettle for a man of 80 years of age, mentions Duchamp, but some the images almost immediately bring to mind Matisse’s ‘Blue Nudes’ series for me, although with more movement, obv. Check out the video to see his motivation for only exhibiting new work.