Steve Clancy, an artist friend of mine is coming to visit in a week or so's time, and has asked me to discover whether we have celebrated Arthur Dooley during this year of culture.
He has also sent a link to a BBC story which talks about a campaign set up a few years ago to find a new home for his collection.
"In the celebrations for Liverpool has there been any mention of Arthur
Dooley who I remember back in the 60s as the man who valiantly took on
those he called the Bond Street Bandits.
He was ****ed off with the manipulation of the 'art market' and values
being dictated by the spivs in London.
He was an icon for every artist - traditionally trained or otherwise -
who was a working artist.
A damned good man."
Can anyone advise me or him? It would be good to have something to take him to visit when he and Cath come over.