jojo’s book

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  • #10772

    jojo
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    just wanted people to know that after 2 months of discussions remembering robert is now on sale in the Plymouth Art Centre. I have just one box left from the print run sitting in my home and am delighted that it has proved so popular and greatful for the many compliments I have received about it. Just keeping you posted.

    #10773

    jojo
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    Hi people,I thought I'd share an email I received today. To give it some context I liased with the gallery over several months until they agreed to accept the last 60 books of my 1000 print run. Then this arrives. I can't help thinking the actions of the Foundation seem strange. Why are they so determined to keep books such as mine and keith Nichols away from people interested in Robert, is it only White Lane Publications that are allowed? Further if they had wanted some contribution from me for each book sold I would have been happy to donate but I was not approached, it seems to me that they have simply acted unkindly, to say the least. I can't do anything about this now but thought I'd share my frustrations and disappointment at what happened.What say you? i]Hi Jojo,> I have some bad news I'm afraid; The Lenkiewicz Foundation have spoken to myself and the RWA Director, Trystan Hawkins, and asked that we don't sell the 'Remembering Robert' book during the exhibition. Although no specific reason has been given for this request, Trystan has been forced to agree and unfrotunately we can't have the book on display for the duration of the exhibition.>> Personally, I wanted the book out and on sale so I fought to try and keep it but the Director's word is final and I've had to remove it. We sold one book before the exhibition and I'm confident it would have done well at the RWA.>> Please accept my apologies and let me know about collection/transport for the remaining books.>> Regards,> Steve Fielding> Customer Services Manager[/i]>

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    Annie HillSmith
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    Outrageous

    #10775

    sartre
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    I would prefer to wait for an explanation before rushing to judgement.As for censorship, it's nothing of the kind. It seems to me to be a decision about, for want of a better word, merchandising.

    #10776

    TheWolfman
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    I would prefer to wait for an explanation before rushing to judgement.As for censorship, it's nothing of the kind. It seems to me to be a decision about, for want of a better word, merchandising.

    It does seem to invoke a feeling of profiteering though, especially as White Lane Press is run by a key member of the foundation. Shades of Fisher Mackenzie all over again. The establishment should have the right to choose and should not be dictated too, this is Lenkiewicz after all and quality control has never been an issue before.I do feel for both Keith Nicolls and JoJo but it's hardly a surprising development.

    #10777

    Annie HillSmith
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    Oh no! Riots on the street in Bristol as police crack down on small time protestors who are objecting to establishment profiteering [Tesco]…and also ...For those many people who follow this wonderful site & may not be aware of the facebook group which is called Robert Lenkiewicz 1941-2002 ... you may be interested to see that this topic is also being discussed there. The fb group is small by comparison with this one [less than 300 members] and has 11 administrators to date but, as Robert once said [but not about facebook groups] "all are welcome".https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=118408311571651&id=107170259311714&notif_t=share_replyI note that Esther Dallaway has made a couple of posts there over the past few hours and has since taken them off which of course anyone can do with their own posts.

    #10778

    Chaya Lenkiewicz
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    It's a shame that Jojo's book has been made unavailable at the RWA by TLF. As for saying it's 'chatter' or 'gossip' – I disagree. Personally, in my family's case, we have many letters from Robert, hours of home video, photographs (all with negatives) and all sorts of other information to back up the things we say. To question the credibility of the information provided by people in Jojo's book, then lays open the possibility to question anything in any book. In fact TLF has made a significant error about Diogenes in the catalogue for the RWA. My mother helped my father intensively with Diogenes before and after his death, as did a number of people; perhaps deeper research could have uncovered more facts about the reality of Diogenes. Many people will have interesting information about my father but perhaps do not want to share this at the moment. To TLF: What is it exactly that you find so offensive or inaccurate about Jojo's book that you have banned it from the RWA?

    #10779

    WEB WEAVER
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    Some biographies/autobiographies are better than others. I wouldn't say this book would be a good one to walk away from an exhibition with. The White Lane Press ones would be much better.They focus on the art.I have hired a book about The Stranglers from the library called "Song by Song". Hugh Cornwell discusses the groups work. I'm going to see Morrissey in June, but I left his biography on the library shelf. The guy who wrote it had cobbled together a load of tittle tattle from various sources. He didn't seem to know Morrissey, and appeared obsessed with his sex life/sexuality.

    #10780

    Somerville Gallery
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    As a sponsor of the RWA Exhibition I have to ask

    #10781

    MARTYN
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    Which is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT by the way……Thinking back to my visit last week I think it is the combination of things that makes the Still Lives exhibition so impressiveThe light white open exhibition space in such an impressive architectural style (it was my first visit on a bright, sunny day) The scale of the pictures The heavy black frames which isolate the paintings from each other The choice of both the number of paintings (not crowded and representing a wide span of Robert's work) and the way they had been arranged in the available space.Congratulations to the RWA and Francis Mallet for an extraordinarily successful exhibition and thanks to Paul Sommerville for paying for it. What a treat for the rest of us!

    #10782

    jojo
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    As a coda to this debate I can announce that Remembering Robert: R.O.Lenkiewicz as told by his sitters, is now on sale a short distance from the excellent exhibition. If you're visiting Bristol you can get it from Blackwell Bookshop.... 87 Park Street BS15PW, or ring them on 0117927 6602. They only have 20 copies so when they are gone they are gone.And a big thank you for the support I received from so many people, both in the posts and in person.

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