Dan Flavin’s neon art

Light Show, the exhibition about to open at the Hayward Gallery on the South Bank, reminded me of another exhibit there from 2006, a retrospective of the work of neon artist Dan Flavin.

Flavin was a New Yorker, born in 1933, who moved from Abstract Expressionist drawings & paintings,

Back to 1967 again with this. Billion Dollar Brain was Michael Caine’s third turn as spy Harry Palmer, and the film was directed by the great Ken Russell, apparently in what was his only director-for-hire outing.

The title sequence here was designed by Maurice Binder, on a sabbatical from the Bond sequences that made him

My interest in cars is generally directly proportional to how much spare cash I have available. Typically not very much, so for the most part, cars are not something that occupy too much of my thoughts. A few years back though, a small insurance payout presented me with a modest lump sum and

Gil Scott-Heron

I’ve long been a fan of the late Gil Scott-Heron, and on my last birthday was lucky to receive this book from my friend Nick. It’s a memoir, both of his upbringing as a black child in the Deep South of the 1950s, and of his musical career – and uses Stevie