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Wacky but good. Drawings by Ben Heine

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Bags Fri 28-Sep-12 16:38:50

Grannyknot Fri 28-Sep-12 16:45:27

Lovely, my photographer daughter and her graphic designer BF will love that! And sending the link on to them will get me 'cool' rating smile

Bags Fri 28-Sep-12 16:52:02

knot, grin

GadaboutGran Fri 28-Sep-12 16:52:10

Brilliant - thanks Bags for posting this. We obviously have similar wacky tastes!

goldengirl Fri 28-Sep-12 21:49:57

Very Magritte! I like wacky art.

JO4 Fri 28-Sep-12 23:12:23

And then there's Banksy

JO4 Fri 28-Sep-12 23:13:46

or this one

soop Sat 29-Sep-12 14:56:57

Thanks for sharing. My grandaughter and grandson, both studying photography and graphic design will enjoy Heine's unique talent. They have many books on Bansky's art. Mostly given as gifts to them, from me.

Bags...I'm still hoping to acquire an April Paton's Windows in the West postcard.

Littlenellie Sun 30-Sep-12 11:02:14


POGS Tue 02-Oct-12 21:30:17


Thanks, very clever. I have never heard of him.

I liked the mouth and the ants best.

AlieOxon Wed 03-Oct-12 14:27:52

Hey, I MET April Paton as a child and have recently rediscovered her as an artist - love the Glasgow houses and 'Rain Mates' pics.

How? My parents used to go on holiday to Arran and stay at Corrie, and I played with this little girl called April......
We hired bikes from her parents and rode round the island, me on the crossbar of my dad's. The rediscovery was via a mention in my dad's diary of the 40s, of how nice the Patons were.

crimson Wed 03-Oct-12 14:42:43

Oh I love Windows in the West. Am I right in thinking it is/was in the Art Gallery in Glasgow? I've just discovered Peter Brook [e]s [?] paintings. You have to see them up close to appreciate the gentle humour in them.

crimson Wed 03-Oct-12 14:54:52

ssop; if you google 'Ian Jack Snow Business' you'll find an article I read in The Gueardian years ago when I recognised it as the painting I'd seen and loved [it's so voyeuristic]. I also copied it [not sure how as I can't seem to do anything like that now] on

crimson Wed 03-Oct-12 15:00:18

Damn; got something wrong there..maybe the j is an i?

crimson Wed 03-Oct-12 15:03:25

Nope; try something else [this was done many years ago sothe website might be no more I guess]

crimson Wed 03-Oct-12 15:07:21 [please excuse me, I'm just practising now]

crimson Thu 04-Oct-12 20:17:06

Article says that Windows in the West was possibly removed from the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art as it was slightly kitsch or 'gemutlich'. Why do we not have such wonderful words in our language and why did I hate German so much at school [I know; it was the grammar confused]?

Bags Thu 04-Oct-12 20:25:57

One of the many lovely things that happened at the Edinburgh meet-up yesterday was that baubles gave soop and me each a card print of the painting Windows in the West. So kind and thoughtful. Thank you again, baubles smile.
And for the cards and info about New Lanark which all of us were given. A fascinating place, gn-ers. Do visit if you get the chance. It,s reputed to have had the first nursery school in the world, among other things.

annodomini Thu 04-Oct-12 20:33:46

I have just Googled Windows in the West and I see why you are so attracted to it. I wouldn't say no to one of her paintings!

crimson Thu 04-Oct-12 20:35:51

Oh I love those sort of places; have yet to visit Saltair and Port Sunlight although I did live close to Bournville.

crimson Thu 04-Oct-12 20:39:48

According to the article, in 1973 a blizzard swept Glasgow and she started to paint the tenement opposite; started with a section of it but it just got bigger and bigger. It took her 6 months. She then turned her talents to abstract painting. There must be something magical about it as it was the only painting that stayed with me after I had visited the Gallery.

baubles Thu 04-Oct-12 20:45:44

It was my pleasure Bags thanks for the link, these drawings made me smile smile

AlieOxon I know & love that village, so much so that I named one of our dogs Corrie. She was the best natured dog we have ever had.

soop Fri 05-Oct-12 12:41:59

baubles The card is a wee treasure. It will bring happy memories to mind. Thank you for being thoughtful. smile

joyfuljenn Fri 05-Oct-12 13:47:49

Saw just the one -ugh! Not up my street at all. hmm

NfkDumpling Fri 05-Oct-12 13:57:51

Brilliant Bags. (I just googled Avril Paton and really like Rainmates)