Blake, Peter (16 of 28).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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    2003-04-22, 2003-06-12, 2003-07-03, 2003-09-04, 2003-11-24, 2003-12-15, 2004-03-22, 2004-07-08, 2004-08-06, 2004-11-11, 2005-02-07

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    Interviewee's studio, London

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    Blake, Peter, 1932- (speaker, male)

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    Sandino, Linda, (speaker, female)

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    Part 16: Tape 10: Side A: [24 November 2003] Reflects on London Institute Galleries exhibition. Comments on success. Remarks about a Barry Flanagan exhibition of drawings at Waddington’s. PB’s thesis about sculpture: mentions Gavin Turk’s essay. Description of selecting work for the sculpture show. Enough to have two shows at the LI. Design of the show: Trickett and Webb’s role. Speculation about how/when PB met Brian Webb. Comments on relationship with graphic designers and illustrators; mentions the RDI [Royal Designers for Industry]. On friendships with YBAs [Young British Artists]; story about meeting Gavin Turk through Gordon Burn. Reasons for choosing Turk to collaborate with on LI sculpture show and student competition. Description of YBAs included in the show. Comments on Turk as a judge of students’ work on the theme of circus compared to PB’s choices; description of winning of entries. Comments on PB’s jealousy of other artists’ now suspended due to ‘conceptual’ retirement from the artworld; mentions Julian Schnabel. Remarks about Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff’s working methods.

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