Category Archives: 20th century Canadian art

Buster En Repose Pyramid Green Room.

(L to R,) Yonge Street Mask (George Hawken Lithograph 1971), Pink Chair (George Hawken Lithograph 1990 of yours truly; there are only three copies in existence) Woman (George Hawken Lithograph 1980) Sockeye Salmon (Bill Reid Lithograph 1991), Four Standing Figures … Continue reading

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The Fawn… It Definitely Was A Miracle.

On this the eve of what would have proven Merlin’s 72nd birthday, I share these rather totemic dreams.  This November 18, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Merlin’s passing of full-blown AIDS, on a cold November Saturday morning when icy … Continue reading

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Jessye Norman & Glenn Gould.

As I work 7 days a week, I was debating whether or not to attend the Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Gala at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.  That morning en route home from some errands, I discovered … Continue reading

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#BestDespinaEver!

Opening nights are always such fun… Tuesday night past, I was reminded of all the opening nights that I would attend with a slightly neurotic Merlin as some show or other that he had directed was being presented to the … Continue reading

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The Dream Chamber

With some lovely sandalwood incense going, a beeswax candle and some late 18th century harpsichord breezily distant, evoking deeply buried memories of life at court in Regency London as a countertenor, thus one slips lucid, fecund and supremely feminine into … Continue reading

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Going Live!

The second volume of Human Civilisation’s first Dream Memoirs are dropping.  Please do get your copies.  I will also be hosting a launch/art collection event with open bar at my place over the holidays.  Will keep you posted. This is … Continue reading

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Four Standing Figures.

Four Standing Figures Lithograph 12.5 x 15 in 11/50 ©1978 Henry Moore Provenance: Collection of Arvin da Brgha Let there be art.  Let there be love.   Back in 1982, Merlin and I were holding up at the Trockadero loft — … Continue reading

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Three Sketches of Fraggle Rock

Back in late 1982, a couple of evenings after rehearsals, I made it home to the Trockadero loft which Merlin had sublet in Chelsea — across the street was a massive green-painted block long edifice at 645 Sixth Avenue — … Continue reading

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Here’s to Life! A celebration of the 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth.

On this the eve of the July 21, 2017, 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth, I am still over the moon and greatly inspired for having travelled to London, England, Paris and Versailles France and Amsterdam, the Netherlands in June.  I wanted … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: George F. Hawken

(George F. Hawken – February 5, 1999, Montréal, Québec) ______________________________ This past Friday, December 23, 2016, I went to my doctor’s to get my test results for HIV.  The doctor whom I had not seen in long ages was unusually … Continue reading

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