Patrick Procktor

I’ve recently dug out my copy of Patrick Procktor’s Self Portrait and am working my way through it.

Patrick was quite an unmissable figure – standing at 6′ 6″, routinely wearing a fez and green-painted fingernails. He hung around with Jarman, Cecil Beaton, Stephen Spender and Ossie Clark – for a great pictorial record of these people you need to find A Chequered Past; Peter Schlesinger’s photographs of the time – being Hockney’s boyfriend for much of this time he had great access.

Patrick writes of 1968: “the year when everybody wanted pink suede shoes, high heels and beads”.

 

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