Flog It

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  • #6398

    dutchmaster2
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    Hello fellow Lenkiewicz fans,Did anyone get to see the spotlight on Lenkiewicz on the Flog It programme shown on 2nd December BBC.It is on BBC I-player should you wish to catch up with the feature. It lasted under 10 minutes in total and the feature starts about 20 minutes into the show.

    #10399

    John
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    wow, totally missed that. TYhanks so much for bringing that to attention. Great bits of unseen footage there. Good job Francis!

    #10400

    Francis
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    wow, totally missed that. TYhanks so much for bringing that to attention. Great bits of unseen footage there. Good job Francis!

    I'm not so sure, John, but kind of you to say so! I said one or two stupid things but it highlights the problem that we're strugling for people to speak up on Robert's behalf. We could do with some credible 'names' in the art world to argue the case but they're

    #10401

    John
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    Well, Sir you are really too modest! I thought you did a great job at dispelling some of the myths. You put the right emphasis on ROL's work and his ideas. I would

    #10402

    John
    Participant

    Owing to the low resolution of the image, I'm going to guess it was taken from the book R.O lenkiewicz, where it is clearly published.

    #10403

    Francis
    Participant

    Incidentally the writer Matthew Collings is a mate of mine and quite the art world insider. He is not at all adverse to Roberts work, jus thinks its unfortunate he got stuck in the provinces.

    That sounds interesting, John. I'm sure we'd love to talk to him to see if he would do something on Robert. We're happy to send him all the stuff to look at. PS Pleased you enjoyed it, Chris.

    #10404

    marlowe
    Participant

    My lawyer will be in contact with the programme makers to ascertain the source of the photograph used for this rostrum shot - as I have not authorised it's use, and wouldn't in that context.This time I will pay whatever it takes to expose the culprit and prove a point - the findings will be posted here for all to judge!

    #10405

    John
    Participant

    When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

    #10406

    Annie HillSmith
    Participant

    Hi ChrisGood to see the photo...I'm pleased to hear about your planned book. I hope you'll post something here so I can find a copy when it comes out.By the way... has anyone heard anything about Jojo's book?Annie

    #10407

    sartre
    Participant

    Does anyone know where a fella in France might get to see this episode of Flog It, more specifically the Lenkiewicz feature? I managed to see a few minutes of it but the video file was unplayable for the starting bit where the mural was discussed. BBC iPlayer (or whatever it's called) isn't available here.Oh, and since I'm here, I wish everyone on the site a Happy New Year. May 2010 be a good year for TLF and Robert Lenkiewicz's reputation. What I did see of the Flog It programme was promising: hopefully it may signal the start of mainstream acceptance.

    #10408

    old friend
    Participant

    Happy new year to you all. Can anyone shed some light on Robert`s interest in the body of work by Idries Shah,any involvement he may have had with him and the effect this may have had on his thinking in the early seventies.

    #10409

    sartre
    Participant

    Happy new year to you all. Can anyone shed some light on Robert`s interest in the body of work by Idries Shah,any involvement he may have had with him and the effect this may have had on his thinking in the early seventies.

    I would be interested in finding that out too - I had no idea he had read any of Shah's books.

    #10410

    member555
    Keymaster

    Robert was very interested in sufism. In the late 60's and early 70's, he – and several people around him – dived deep into sufism, and were in close contact with Idries Shah. In a letter dated 8 Jan 1973 Robert writes:"I was speaking to Idres Shah a few days ago, and he told me that only one bookhas been translated into Dutch, and none in German. He said that they are both minoritylanguages, and that he had to consider carefully which languages to translate into.So it appears that they are only available in English. (the book in dutch is not abook that is directly connected with I.Shah’s ‘work’ in this country, it is justa general study of Oriental magic, which might be interesting for someone to readif they were interested in that sort of thing. But it [is] quite another thing from abook such as the Mulla Nasrudin."A painting by Robert from that period shows the Mulla Nasruddin book, detail attached.There are many indications of this interest, for example the very sufi-inspired letterhead that Robert produced in the early 70's.And there are "hidden" allusions, such as the one in "Mouse with wool". Wool in Arabic is suf, and sufism most probably derives its name from wool (alluding to the ascetic woolen garments worn by the followers).All the above, and much more, is in the information given to me in connection with my research on Robert's life, and I thank those people for their generous help.

    #10411

    sartre
    Participant

    And there are "hidden" allusions, such as the one in "Mouse with wool". Wool in Arabic is suf, and sufism most probably derives its name from wool (alluding to the ascetic woolen garments worn by the followers).

    Well, not according to Idries Shah.But fascinating to know that the two were in contact in the 1970s. Indeed there is a need for a detailed, well-researched biography to bring material like this into broad daylight.

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