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III 7 o'clock news

Nicholas Phillips
Width: 60cm
Height: 41cm

About the artwork

While painting 'Giant' I listened to a lot of Simon and Garfunkel amongst other stuff from the '60s and this song of the title got me interested to read about the Vietnam war. I wanted to do a picture along the same lines of the newsreader telling of a world of horror in counterpoint with the peace and love of the Christmas carol. A friend, Jane Kersel agreed to pose as the newsreader, the location was the cast court at the V & A Museum using the bas relief battle scene from a papal tomb as the backdrop. The more literal newsreader type photos were good but this chance shot seemed in the end to show less but say much more. 7 O'clock News is also available in Digital Print using Archival Inks and Acid free 308 gsm Paper.

About the artist

Rather prefer to not have a 'style'.
Art prize at school, spending the money on a book about the Symbolists.