George Melly and Friends
Pen and ink drawing dated 1977 by George Wyllie.
"George also got to know jazz musician, art critic and fellow lover of Surrealism George Melly. The two men shared many interests and met up whenever they could. In September 1982, Melly sent George a letter headed ‘Dear George the Pataphysician’, which alluded to their shared passion for the work of surrealist French writer and philosopher Alfred Jarry. Jarry was the man responsible for coining the term ‘pataphysics’, meaning ‘the science of imaginary solutions’. Referring to having just read George’s A Day Down a Goldmine script, Melly writes: ‘You’re right about usury of course. You can’t eat it, make love to it or take it with you and yet it runs, very badly, the world. All it’s good for is to spend & I’m very proficient at that, hence the squirrels’ wheel.’ - Extract from Arrivals and Sailings: The Making of George Wyllie is out now published by Polygon (£25, hardback)
This work is sold unframed. Size: h30cm x w21cm. Each work comes with a certificate of authenticity and a wee surprise.