FELIKS TOPOLSKI R.A. 1907-1989

EYEWITNESS DRAWINGS
1955-1975

A Selection from the Artist’s Estate
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PRIVATE VIEW
6-9pm Thursday 16th November 2017

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“Feliks was never without his sketch book  – I remember arriving in West Berlin at the Brandenburg Tor on the 13th August 1961, the morning after the night before – the East Germans had closed off East Berlin overnight dividing the city, barbed wire at every checkpoint. Feliks got out of the car and, with my mother Marion talking to them, sketched the exhausted trembling young East German soldiers, rifles shaking … New York, 1968, Andy Warhol’s “Factory” studio on Union Square and then scrambling into the stretch limo (my first!) to go uptown to “perform”  for the media during an Opening, and between – a drowsy (just off the plane) Martin Luther King sitting at our kitchen table.

Feliks was never without a sketchbook, taking it all down, recording, bearing witness. I was privileged to sometimes be at his side”.

Teresa Topolski (the artist’s daughter) 2017
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NOTE: Nothing will be sold before the Exhibition opens at 6pm on Thursday 16th November.
The Exhibition continues through 22nd December.