Monday, January 16, 2012

John Kirby at the Walker

I had been looking forward to a retrospective of John Kirby's work to open at the Walker Art Center/Gallery in Minneapolis.  I epected to read about the opening in Sunday's paper, since it was scheduled to open January 13.  I called the Walker yesterday and they had no idea what I was talking about - in factamundo - they had never even heard of John Kirby.  I was then sure I had entered the Twilight Zone...

Then it dawned on me.  There must be a Walker Art Gallery in the UK.  It is in Liverpool.

My loss.

Painting:  Lost Boys, John Kirby


  1. Google "National Gallery" and you'll get London, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and oh, there it is, National Gallery of Art in DC. Confuses countless tourists.
    I've never seen John Kirby's paintings, but I do have a catalog of his work. When ever I see a paper crown like the ones in Christmas crackers I recall his use of them in portraits; even a Burger King crown will do.

    Alternative title for painting depicted...
    "Who You Calling Effeminate?!"

  2. E - good one! Kirby would probably like the alternate title as well.

  3. "But I like my man lace!"


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