Hambling, Maggi. (18 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
Interviewee's studio, London, United Kingdom
Hambling, Maggi, 1945- (speaker, female)
Gooding, Mel (speaker, male)
Part 18. Pattern of stying with parents during second week of August and painting sunrises on Orwell estuary, Suffolk. Tori Laurence still married, but pair were together during sunrise weeks. Paintings of Laurence; 'Laughing Portrait'; half nude. 1985 Tori Laurence and Maggi Hambling (MH) to Barcelona for a week to look at Miró. 1977, first bullfight MH saw when visiting Madrid to look at work of Goya. Knew before going to Barcelona wanted to go to another bullfight with view to bringing it into her work, details. Has been back to Spain since 1985 but hasn't gone to a bullfight. Since bullfight series hasn't wanted to paint that subject again. David Sylvester's hanging of sunrise and bullfight pictures in 1987 Serpentine show. Minotaur painting in Tate Gallery. Painting of bull mounting a girl grew from reading Minotaur story. 1987 Serpentine show. Gulf women preparing for war. Painting from newspaper photograph of excavation under Royal Mint, important painting in terms of future work although didn't realise it at the time. Responses to Serpentine show. Catalogue essays. Marina Warner. Paul Bailley. Peter Fuller. Alastair Warman. Through sales at Serpentine, MH able to build extra part of house in 1988; description of studio. Being first artist-in-residence at National Gallery helped establish MH, Max Wall paintings at National Portrait Gallery extended this, Serpentine show established MH more within contemporary gallery world.