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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Around The World In A Day...

Around the World in a Day Pictures, Images and Photos

I found this the other day, rooting through Photobucket, like a little Truffle-Hog, as is my wont...

I do like Prince...

"In 1985 I was contacted by Prince's management to do a painting in which little information was given, and I was not to talk about the little that I did know. I was given a one page sheet with thirteen instructions on it such as, "...a fat man hugging a tiger," and "...two men with hair shorter on one side, playing the tambourine."

After reading this I had more than a few questions but was simply told, "...use your imagination."

So, I did. I enjoyed the freedom I was given with this painting and felt that it made for a great collaboration between artist and musician...

Prince Symbol Pictures, Images and Photos

Halfway through the painting, I was told that Prince wanted to see it, "First thing when he woke up" which was in Cincinnati, Ohio where he was in concert, even though the painting was not finished, and still wet.

So, being the dedicated artist that I am, I boxed it up, put it in the airplane in the seat next to mine, and we (the painting and I) went to Cincinnati. Two bodyguards came to my room and picked it up. The next day, it returned with simple instructions: "Finish it."

I did and was told he loved it".

Jim Warren

PRINCE Pictures, Images and Photos

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Awesome Ms. Fhina, just awesome!

HOW ARE YA Lovely lady?

lizspin said...

Sweet Jesus, Fhina! I thought for a moment that you had painted that picture and hopped on that airplane!!!!

lakeviewer said...

That goes to show that color is everything.

Comedy Goddess said...

Great story!

Does Prince still go by that unpronounceable symbol?

blognut said...

I love Prince. I am never quite sure what to call him, but I love him just the same!

...and you, too.

XOXO

Chairman Bill said...

Thank God that not all people who succumb to large amounts of money and fawning adulation become insufferable and imperious prats.

kapgaf said...

CB thanking God ? Oh, a loud belly laugh to that one. I shall snort for days.
The painting is great but Prince is not my cup of tea.

Grosses bises.

Maternal Tales said...

He is truly an oddball. Talented. But an oddball. Oh yes, and a tiny one at that. I once bumped in to him at the Hippodrome in Leicester Square about 20 years ago and if I recall rightly, he came up to my waist!!!

Derrick said...

Hi Fhina,

Prince sounds as if he's taken his name as gospel!

French Fancy said...

Oh I was waiting to see your name at the end of that article - you tease :)

Artist Unplugged said...

That is an unusual yet intersting story, thanks for sharing it!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I'd never intended to lead any of you off the beaten track of this story - I just found it, as I said, over at Photobucket, while trawling for piccies...

Would we all be as over-indulged as Prince I wonder, if we had his wealth and his ginormous talent?

Anyhoo, it was a story well worth telling, I felt...

As for me, well the back has gone 'ding' again, but louder, and very much like the clanging of a bell - But that's just me... I was bending over to do laundry, and then kerchonk...

Tell me I haven't slipped more of my disc, and that this is just a temporary set-back... Please, mes dahlinks??!

Love you, quand-meme... xxooxx

Something I wrote earlier...

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