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The lambretta boys

Etching & aquatint  300 x 300 mm

30 + 3 artist's proofs

Hannemuhle Etching Not surface 140Lbs


   This print originated after aconversation with the son in law of agallery owner who had complained thatmotorcycles were predominant inpictures and why didn't artists everdepict scooters. Being a past scooterrider (my first form of transport), Iacknowledged his dissappointment. Arecent sketch needed an element tocomplete the composition, two advanceriders with another couple further backdown the road. It reminded me of thebreakdowns I encountered as a lambretta Innocenti rider, three punctureson one ride.(Not impressed).1st to go was the rear wheel, changed

the wheel for the spare, managed to finda garage open on a Sunday and dulyhad it fixed. Set off again, 3 miles furtherhe front tyre punctured, changed thewheel, then 4 miles from home the backwheel gave up altogether.