Paintings of paintings
My self portrait, which was not finished at the time, was leaning against the wall of my London studio. Gregory posed on a bed in front of it and a great deal of his figure was painted from life. That gave it a kind of power. It looks as though it’s a painting of two completely different kinds of space. It seems as if there’s a stage behind Gregory with a curtain. The curtain has been pulled back and there I am, about to draw a guitar.