Maggi Hambling is one of Britain's most distinguished contemporary artists. Her work is held in many UK public collections including The Tate Collection, British Museum, National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.
In 2010, Maggi Hambling was awarded a CBE. Her public sculpture Scallop, a monument to the composer Benjamin Britten, stands on Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk, and her main muse of recent years has been the North Sea, to great critical acclaim.
Maggi Hambling first met film maker Derek Jarman when both were at art school in the 1960s, and they became close friends. Jarman achieved great acclaim for films such as Caravaggio and Blue; but he was also a champion of gay rights, as well as being an accomplished painter, writer and garden designer. Derek Jarman died with AIDS in 1994. Maggi Hambling painted his portrait from memory three weeks after his death.
The image of Maggi’s friend, British jazz singer George Melly, was created to celebrate his 80th birthday.
Stephen Fry Musing is an original portrait, and is derived from a full length, life-size painting now in a private collection. Stephen Fry posed for his friend Maggi in the early 1990s before playing Oscar Wilde in the film Wilde.
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|George Melly |
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|Stephen Fry |
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These prints are available directly from IAP Fine Art. £100 from each sale will be donated to Terrence Higgins Trust. A discount is available when purchasing all three prints. Please contact IAP Fine Art for further details.
With thanks to Maggi Hambling and IAP Fine Art.