Hambling, Maggi. (10 of 22). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    1995-10-24 and 1995-10-27 and 1995-11-13 and 1995-11-21 and 1995-11-28 and 1995-12-11 and 1996-01-26

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    Interviewee's studio, London, United Kingdom

  • Interviewees

    Hambling, Maggi, 1945- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Gooding, Mel (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 10. Arts Lab in Covent Garden. After Slade got Beuys travel scholarship, went to New York for three months, summer 1969. Woodstock. Au pair because money hadn't arrived during first month in US. Wrote poetry at this time. Collage. 'Lived a lot'. Affair with Pamela Barnes, London College of Printing; Barnes followed Maggi Hambling (MH) to America. MH fell in love with hooker, Joy, in New York, twenty years her senior; smoked joints etc. Effect of New York on MH. Idea of doing work with Marc Chaimowicz with whom had collaborated at Camberwell, details. Enoch Powell work made before end of Slade, collaboration with Andrew Fairbank. After Grabowski show, made further work with Geoffrey McKewan in Nottingham, details. Affair with Barbara O'Neil. Won prize for 'Under Blue Skies'. Court appearance re British Rail. When returned from NY in autumn of 1969, realised couldn't continue as an art student on a grant. In last term at Slade went to Sight and Sound in Oxford Street for a week to learn to type - failed. Interview with Vera Russell via Yolande Sonnabend re becoming Russell's secretary. Worked for Russell in the mornings, details. Letter to Bryan Robertson - mishearing Monet as money. Employment with Vera Russell went on for eighteen months.

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