Wallpaper* Magazine February 2014 Issue with cover art by Geoff Mcfetridge
Keith Richards by Michael Cooper, 1967.
We have a Best of Beat Award for Art for Lucian Freud this week. His paintings are at once familiar yet grotesque, seemingly photo-realistic from a distance, yet unrecognisable from close-up.
I love this particular painting with its differing perspectives. The low angled mirror reflection which seems to distort Freud’s features somewhat, with the added children (nieces/nephews or grandchildren I believe) placed in the bottom left hand corner.
When he rides, my fears subside,
For darkness turns once more to light.
Through the skies, his white horse flies,
To find a land beyond the night.
Once he wore grey, he fell and slipped away
From everybody’s sight.
The wizard of them all, came back from his fall
This time wearing white.
He has a certain air, as if he’s never there,
But somehow far away.
And though he seems afar, like a distant star.
His warm he can convey.
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