I love the art of Belgian artist Paul Michiels, and looking at his amazing installation pieces I was intrigued to see what kind of home he lived in. And I was not disappointed! Paul lives in what looks like a modest terraced house in Brasschaat near Antwerp, but open the doors and you are in for a surprise… Read More
I love Lucebert, not only for his amazing drawings and paintings, but because I feel I would have liked to’ve known him. He dropped out of art school after 6 months and took to the streets, homeless for 9 years from 1938-1947. People who give up everything have a special quality. When I dropped out of nursing I went to work at the Simon Hostel, a homeless shelter in Oxford, UK. It was one of my happiest times and the men I got to know and befriend there were some of the most lovely and interesting I have ever met. Lucebert was also a poet, an anti-apartheid activist, a family man and part of the COBRA group.