About the author
Words and pictures:

(p.4) Woman in White
(p.7) Stanley Spencer
(p.31) Augustus John
(p.41) Cranach 's Eve
(p.140) Gainsborough
(p.166) Mrs Dalloway
(p.188) Lucio Fontana
Gwen John

Publisher and agent

After Anjelica (detail)      

"Welcome, ladies and gentlemen," he said briskly. "We are starting with a Lucio Fontana."
            'The porter lifted up an unpainted canvas split by a single slash. Inside the curled edges of the cut the lightless space read as a darker brown.' (p. 188)


Lucio Fontana, Spatial Concept 'Waiting' / Concetto spaziale 'Attesa' (1960)

 Lucio Fontana picture
Fondazione Lucio Fontana. Image © Tate, London 2009