Bye Bye Boris? About art and Boris Johnson


I have been absolutely distracted these days by the machinations about the foreseeable future of Boris Johnson. 

It really is searching quite much like he’ll be absent for definite following the 1922 Committee elections upcoming 7 days (i.e. rule change and new assurance vote – which he will lose) – and possibly by the end of currently (i.e. 35 resignations from the payroll vote so considerably and likely to proceed)

So this is a review of my posts about art and Boris Johnson

Portraits of Boris

This is a portrait I wrote about in Portrait accomplished in 2 hrs wins Ondaatje Prize.

As ever I was interested in what John Ward CBE, 90 this year, was exhibiting by way of pastels on mid-toned Ingres paper. His operates were being exhibited along with an certainly splendid portrait of Boris Johnson MP by Felicity Gill (which looks somewhat better in fact than it does on her web-site) . Irrespective of Boris describing the expertise as a privilege and “glorious ego massage”, Ms Gill describes how it was rather hard trying to pin him down at his places of work at The Spectator.

“The sitting down was constantly interrupted….sooner or later I resorted to receiving him to climb out of a window on to a small roof wherever he sat, captive, in an aged deckchair”

This is the portrait by Felicity Gill…….

It involves portraits of Boris as a baby and escalating up.

Apart from a watch of the residence and backyard, the impression incorporates really simplified photos of Boris strolling the dog Dilyn in close proximity to to his fiancée Carrie and their infant son Wilfred owning a picnic on the garden.


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