Diogenes embalmed

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    diogenes
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    I'm not sure if this is the right section to be posting this message, but here goes. I've read some of the books about Robert Lenkiewicz and have been quite interested to read about Edwin MacKenzie, nicknamed DIOGENES by him. He seems to have a close relationship with Robert Lenkiewicz for many years and of course was embalmed and kept by him in a drawer.I remember reading in the evening herald about him after Robert lenkiewicz died but does anyone know what happened to him after that? Can anyone on this site remember much about Edwin MacKenzie and who he was before Robert Lenkiewicz met him? Does anyone know who embalmed him? I read it was someone in east Devon.

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    MARTYN
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    I expect you have tried the “sister site” http://www.robertlenkiewicz.org wich has about three pages of content about Diogenes if you do a search. I remember seeing a copy of the original embalming certificate in one of the image galleries. I think that after Robert's death Dogenes body was classed as part of Roberts property and passed on to the estate.Hope this is some help, Martyn

    #9707

    diogenes
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    Cheers for that Martyn! 🙂I've looked at the book site but it does not quite tell em what I want to know. Anyone else got any ideas?

    #9708

    gbl
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    Robert was featured in the Telegraph magazine colour supplement, and was on the cover of it showing him painting a watercolour of Diogenes in his barrel home at Chelston Meadow Rubbish Tip (a proper example of someone 'in extremis'/ on the edges of society)! Some information is also in the book 'R.O. Lenkiewicz' (White Lane Press).I met Diogenes once or twice when he was alive at Roberts studio - he was once sat behind a cubby-hole taking money for the entrance fee/small donations towards costs from visitors as they entered one of Roberts exhibitions in the 1980's.

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    gbl
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    Ps; Was a 1973 Telegraph sunday supplement, not sure of exact date.

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