First encounter with art dealer Jay Jopling and artist Tracey Emin. I didn't know her or her work, her, her dealer, nothing - Cathy and Walter knew a bit. They were British, superior beings, and not friendly and they were mad because people weren't crowded into their rooms. I liked Tracey though. Saucy smart, sexy and so put out that I didn't go crazy for her genius. It was an old game, but I'd say it's fun to be me sometimes. Walter Robinson hated them. Such a good time though - especially in retrospect. I talked to her off and on since then, and we've never gotten along. I think she's great. I got a load of Brit detractors, who hide behind handles, and she does seem to have a following of mentally challenged fans. Paul H-O

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  1. by AliTue Sep 25, 2012
    11:04 pm

    Hello Bruce and Alexander, Myself and some of the other RCA students have a show at the Cafe Gallery Projects Space in Suffolk next fradiy where i will be displaying some new large scale prints made on a recent residency in Alberta. It would be great to have a drink and get some feedback, as you say Michael this is absolutely crucial to artists and the erosion of that unpleasant stereotype of the melodramatic artist, in the dark, nourishing the ego, expecting to one day be discovered and revered. Having grown up with a father who is a curator and know all to well how difficult some artists can be, biting the hand that feeds etc. Real pleasure reading this in my jetlagged state, congratulations on the ongoing success of 20 Hoxton Square.Will definately visit soon. Best Matthew

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