Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Live-action Searle

The Ronald Searle YouTube channel continues to delight-added recently is a film I've long searched for in vain- 'The King's Breakfast'.  One of two live-action short films Searle collaborated on with director & choreographer Wendy Toye. Searle designed the decor & costumes and painted the sets too so it's like watching actors enter a Searle picture.  Check out the 'King's Breakfast' here and 'On The Twelfth Day' here.  The two first worked together on a stage play 'Wild Thyme' 


Friday, October 25, 2013

A Line on Satire

Here's an exciting development for the weekend- Ronald Searle is on YouTube! He has his own channel with many rare films, including this one below from 1958. See Ronald draw! See Ronald in the bath! The BBC's Omnibus from 1976 'A Step In The Jungle' can be found there too and also John Lennon talking about the influence of Searle on his creative development. Courtesy of the Ronald Searle Cultural Estate

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Research help!

I'm still looking for any leads on Searle artwork that may be relevant to my book project 'Searle In America'.  I'd love to know more details & track down the originals/owners of the following:

'A lazy day, Central Park, New York '

Sold at Christie's, London, South Kensington  21 March2007 
Sale 5109 British & Continental Watercolours & Maritime Paintings 

signed, inscribed and dated 'Ronald Searle/Central Park/June 1957 - New York' (lower right)
pen and brown ink     9¾ x 14 in. (24.8 x 35.6 cm.)

'ALASKA', 1962





'A CBS outside broadcast'

Actress Bea Arthur, standing maid by Ronald Searle

Ronald Searle
TitleWildcat Mountain, Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire: A skiing scene
MediumGouache and Watercoloron board
SizeHeight 15.1 in.; Width 20.1 in. / Height 38.4 cm.; Width 51.1 cm.

'Fat men and buxom women on Miami Beach'



 'Sanibel Island, Florida'

Anyone with information please leave a comment below or contact me at the email address in my Blogger profile

Last appeal for help