Thursday, 8 August 2013

Ralph Heimans speaks out

Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans has broken his silence about the attack on his painting The Coronation Theatre, Westminster Abbey: A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (2012). The picture was on display in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey when it was sprayed with purple paint (CLICK). He says he was "extremely shocked" when he heard the news. He had worked on the picture for six months, sometimes spending 20 hours a day in his studio in south London. He was terrified the face had been damaged. "The face is the soul of the painting and it's something that is very hard to recreate." He has kept silent until he was sure his painting could be fully restored. The vandal appears in court next month (CLICK).

2 Comments:

At 9/8/13, Blogger A. Sim said...

Although I completely disagree with what he did, the vandal was desperate. If the laws had been changed and catered for Fathers to have the same rights as Mothers when it comes to Fathers seeing their children then it would never have happened. What the law forgets is that children are bring stopped from seeing their Fathers. That is very unhealthy.

 
At 10/8/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

It is nothing to do with the law. The law actually seeks parity between parents. The problem is all the feminist judges, barristers, solicitors, court welfare officers and social workers who pervert the law for their own ends.

 

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