Richard Warren

20thc British art and poetry (mainly), plus bits of my own – "Clearly I tap to you clearly along the plumbing of the world" (W S Graham)

The ghost of Lou Reed

Rediscovered this in an old folder this morning – a drawing in red biro from about 1972 by my good friend at the time, Teresa Loftus, who I have not seen for many years.

The face at the right is definitely meant for Lou Reed, the Velvets being large then in the soundtrack of our lives. The character at the left in the loopy hat was one she drew repeatedly at the time. She was much admiring of Paul Klee, and heavily into cross-hatching. What the little shapes along the bottom are, I’ve no idea. Dogs?

I don’t keep up with Lou much these last few years. Lulu? Pass. Maybe later. The Raven? Major turkey.

But anyway, there we are. A flickering transmission from the Satellite of Love …


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