06 november 2017

Frank Walter

Portrait of Frank Walter outside his Studio. (bron: ARC Magazine)

Recreation of the shack where Frank Walter lived and worked from 1980 until 2009 at Art Basel Miami Beach, 2013.

"Artists’ work is often inextricably linked to where they lived. Few artists embody this better than Frank Walter (1926-2009), who lived as a recluse on an Antiguan hillside for the last 25 years of his life. An acute schizophrenic, Walter called himself the Seventh Prince of the West Indies, Lord of the Follies and the Ding-a-Ding Nook. He believed he was a Scottish aristocrat and a descendant of Charles II of England. Edinburgh-based Ingleby Gallery is, therefore, an apt home for the artist’s estate.

The gallery has transported Walter’s Antiguan house to its stand at the fair. Four months ago, when the gallery’s staff travelled to the island, they found that it was the home of “a group of Rastafarians with guns”, says Richard Ingleby, the gallery’s co-director. “There were some negotiations on the island; some money exchanged hands,” he says. The Rastas eventually left. The house is available for $400,000 to “the right institution”, Ingleby says."
(bron: The Art Newspaper)

(bron: The List)

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