YOU LUCKY PEOPLE

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Screen print on card with abstract background.

These screen prints are from a series I have made exploring the nature of luck.

They feature my Father on his 18th birthday when he received a brand new bicycle 2nd of December 1938.
And a picture of him in uniform in Athens Greece on the V.E. day May 8, 1945.

The headline on the newspaper reads “YOU LUCKY PEOPLE
This was a catch phrase of the popular comedian Tommy Trinder

The paper is called the Union Jack, this was the forces newspaper during the war years.

The image reflects 2 periods of Luck.
lucky to get a new bike for his birthday.
Lucky to get through the war without being killed.

His birthday luck ran out later that day when the bike was stolen In Liverpool.

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Screen print on Somerset water colour paper.

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Screen print on sugar paper.

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Screen print on sugar paper.

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Screen print cartridge Paper

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Screen print cartridge Paper

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Photograph Athens 1945.

Alf and the boys. Alf 2nd from left his good pal Ginger on the far right.

2 Responses to “YOU LUCKY PEOPLE”

  1. kev says:

    A lovely story and great work.
    Thanks for the background on the Mao print, too.
    Keep going with the Moths if you want to coz I really like them but that´s a bit selfish I know.
    Looking forward to seeing you here on 25th May.
    Sorry I don´t tweet!

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