Tuesday, 10 December 2013

ian dury artworks and lady docker

Ever wondered what Ian Dury's artwork was like back in the days before he became a Rock and Roll star?
If you haven't, l certainly have, and some of the results from his time at the Royal College of Art are above.
If you want more information about them, go here.
Also, if you have never heard of Lady Docker, who is featured in one of the paintings, she was Nora Royce Turner, a real character from Derby, who kept marrying into wealth (lastly to Bernard Docker), and who remained down to earth while simultaneously blowing excessive amounts of money.  A difficult task for anybody, but one l would dearly like to attempt. Amongst her adventures and exploits, she was a marbles champion (probably  fixed), was banned from Monaco, and famously stated of the people of Jersey  "They are the most frightfully boring, dreadful people that have ever been born".  This was said after she had moved there.  Sadly, her name now means about the same as 'Lady Muck', a woman with too high aspirations or pretensions, but back in the day, she was one of a kind.

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