Thursday, 24 November 2011

Adrian Street/ Bomber Pat Roach Wrestle Paintings

Adrian Street - 'Hair - Exotic'
Acrylic on canvas. 24x30cm. Painting by Luke Haines. Edition 1 of 1

His hair is pure platinum, spun of fine silk. His boa is feathered, spun of fine Ostrich. Relax everyone for he is married! He is Androgynous Adrian Street. The Glam rockers' glam rocker. Just as dads up and down the country curled a lip at the sight of young David Bowie on Top of the Pops and belched out the words 'woolly woofter', hundreds of old age pensioners sat ringside in this islands' provincial town halls, grumbling about the toll the outside WC was taking upon their arthritic joints, ignoring the spectacle in front of them - Exotic Adrian Street. Big Dave might have been singing about a Starman, but in his head Adrian Street was that Starman. I painted this coquettish canvas to a soundtrack of only the highest order orthodox glam rock. Naturally. Behold, the great Adrian Street. 


Pat Roach - 'Bomber'

Acrylic on canvas. 24x30cm. Painting by Luke Haines. Edition 1 of 1.

Pat Roach - In Heaven. Pat Roach, TV's 'Bomber', liked to refer to himself in the third person. Such is the general rot and decline in standards in our fabled country that for some reason it is now thought to be somewhat 'silly' to refer to oneself in the third person. Tommy rot. When Luke Haines paints a picture of Pat 'Bomber' Roach, he  refers to himself only in the third person. So, Pat 'Bomber' Roach, for your tireless grapple work, for your TV work, for your referring to yourself in the third person work. Luke Haines Salutes you. St. Bomber.