Can you even begin to imagine the excitement I felt when I popped into Whitespace today and was met with this canvas of our dearly beloved Charlie Robertson created by fellow advertising guru, none other than MT Rainey, herself.
It’s one of the canvases I’ll be auctioning next Thursday at the NABS Art Auction (it has 76 compatriots, with plenty more in transit, many of which have outstanding artistic merit, but none of which quite hit the emotional trigger quite as effectively as this one does, created, as it was, less then ten days after Charlie’s untimely death.)
I’m hoping it will be something of a centrepiece of the auction and that it might attract some fairly hefty bidding. Indeed I will specifically take bids on it if you email me direct at Markgorman@btopenworld.com.
I’ll let bidders know what the state of play is rather than playing this one out in public.
It’s called “Charlie is me Darlin'” and it’s beautifully printed direct onto the canvas. The words that make up the image conjure up, for me, the eloquence with which Charlie thrilled and seduced the world of advertising for forty years.
I believe it deserves to be shown somewhere that Charlie’s many admirers might be able to see it for themselves and I hope it can play its part in a memorable night at Whitespace next Thursday 25th October, from 6pm. There will be a bar and a lively evening of badinage and bidding. Please let me know if you’d like to attend.
MT. You’re amazing. What a superb memory of Charlie’s life.