Archive for January, 2015
Mr Lonely
January 30th, 2015


The 2014 household calender in my kitchen had twelve vintage book covers as its subject matter, including this first edition of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter. It’s a brilliant novel, but this sleeve makes me think of the opening credits of an unmade Hollywood movie adaptation, potentially starring sad-eyed Robert Mitchum.

Fairfield Field
January 28th, 2015


Fairfield Porter, Wheat, 1960

I heard about Fairfield Porter when I went to Middlesbrough to attend a talk by Alex Katz. He has an evocative name and he’s an evocative painter; simple blocks of colour that locate a serenity within their subject.