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Retrospective

by rogerburnett , September 10, 2013—12:00 AM

Topics: painting, sketches

When an artist reaches the age of seventy, it is as good a time as any for a retrospective exhibition of his work.

In my case, the complication is one of location. The exhibition could be held here on Dominica, and it would be nice for you all to take a break and visit the Caribbean. But alas, I doubt that'??s a realistic proposition.

In thinking about alternatives, my mind went back to the days when I sold my sketches on the pavements of France: the days when, "I had but a single shirt and not a single care". Had you been visiting Europe forty-five years ago, you could have picked up an original Roger Burnett for no more than 10FF, let's say a couple of US dollars cash!

The best I can do now, is to put together a retrospective portfolio of 12 prints taken from rare originals in my collection. Each print will be issued in a limited edition of 100 and priced at US$95. Background notes from my faded page diaries will compliment the series.

My 1991 watercolour of Standing Nude with Blue Ribbon opens the collection - visit my Print Portfolio Gallery for details. The remainder will follow over the next few weeks.

Tap me on the shoulder - as my customers did long ago on the pavements of France, or e-mail sculptor@cwdom.dm if you'd like to buy!


 

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