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'For Your Pleasure', Philip Diggle

Brightly coloured abstract portrait

2009, Oil on canvas, 92 x 75 cm

Artist's statement

(Punctuation as per artist's submission.)

its talking time for the moon boys sitting in the rose garden rolling in the hay between the devil and the deep blue sea against the Machiavellians against the golden calf of realism

Thank you (falettinme be mice elf agin)


Manchester-born Philip Diggle studied Art History at Londons Chelsea School of Art. Exhibitions and performances include 'There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly' The Original Gallery London 2008, 'I IS SOMEONE ELSE: Soho Review' The Assembly Rooms London 2009, 'Polyphiloprogenitive' The Pad Bedford 2010. 'The Camden Chronicles' 2010 documents his artistic journey and early 80s life in Royal College Street, Camden, reflecting his Sartrean, existential thoughts. The poets Verlaine and Rimbaud lived in the same street. 'Exile 498' (film by Eddie Otchere) previews live Paris, Berlin Sept/Oct 2010. Critic Clement Greenberg remarked of Diggle's work, "You sure can paint an ugly image."

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