Buchanan Crosby, Anne (16 of 16 ).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2002-05-22, 2003-01-09, 2003-03-26, 2003-06-18

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    Interviewee's home, London

  • Interviewees

    Buchanan Crosby, Anne, 1929- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Sandino, Linda, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 16: Tape 9: Side B. Description of DS’ health, character and attitude to friendships: comments on Joanna Drew. Description of ABC’s visits to care for him at home in the evenings during his final illness; mentions his meals, comments on his conversations about art, and his fastidious hygiene. Story about ABC not being able to close the safe in which he stored his papers and the return to his old self. Story about visiting him in the hospice at the same time as Cecily Brown, ABC offering to tidy his room. ABC’s last words to TC and AF. Description of seeing DS for the last time: mentions Sheena Mackay and the request from Peter Snow, Susan Benson, and Susan Campbell for ABC to kiss DS goodbye for them. Comments on DS’ expression while doing this. Description of the failed loudspeaker system at DS’ memorial service; mentions Richard Serra, and Joanna Drew. Remarks about DS’ management of his own funeral. Mentions promise to Valentine about living until his eighteenth birthday. Mentions DC’s plans for environmentally friendly coffins.

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