I wanted to post a few pictures. I want to remind myself that it has all been an incredible journey.
I wanted to include this one because I have a man’s legs wrapped around my shoulders. He is called Chris Boot. He was in South Africa with Tilda Swinton. Tilda came to the dinner thrown for me at Sundance when AKA played there. She came with Jamie Johnson.
You can see half of the Peter Doig painting I bought at his St Martin’s degree show. It hung in my Furlong Road, Islington sittingroom until I was arrested. At which point Doig decided to snatch it back and I never saw it again. It is probably worth in excess of $1, 000, 000 now.
Matt Rowe and Marie Palmer, we met at the Mercer Hotel in NYC with Mel C from the Spice Girls. Matt had been one half of the duo who wrote all of their best tunes. New Years Eve 1999, Mercer Hotel with Calvin Klein, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Alan Cummings and Fran Leibowitz. A cool very night. Matt is still a great friend.
I’ve written loads about Jay Jopling in this blog. This is the night he met my sister Jessica.
Justin Lee-Aliston was my best gay friend in Whitstable. He was the sweetest boy. He killed himself a few months after he was gay bashed in Camberwell South London. Here he is in happier times with my friend Tracy at the Island Wall, Whitstable house.
Celia introduced me to the artist Ana Corbero at her Albermarle St gallery. She in turn introduced me to Colin Cawdor , the Thane of Cawdor-Macbeth. Duncan and Macbeth in NYC, in a sprawling apartment in Williamsburg. Long before anybody else was living there.
Colin and Anna. Now, Colin lives in the North of Scotland in his castle, a castle he had to wrestle from his step-mother. Ana lives in Spain with her husband. I remember that he dressed Ana in Azzadine Alaia-and the moths ate clean through her fur coat.
I’ll post some more soon.