Press | Charlie Billingham

THE RECOGNITIONS
a conversation between Than Hussein Clark and Charlie Billingham
in Mousse Magazine issue no. 52

Than Hussein Clark and Charlie Billingham met at the University of Edinburgh at the turn of the century and have been close friends since. During visits to museums in London together, they decided to sketch an object from each exhibition and then record a conversation that arose from viewing the works.The first excursion was to the Dulwich Picture Gallery, where they drew from a portrait of Queen Victoria aged four, and then talked about the Victorians. Next they went to Tate Modern to see an Alexander Calder exhibition and later talked about the sexuality of lines. Finally, atTate Britain they visited a Frank Auerbach show and subsequently discussed work ethics.