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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 a gallery owner who had complained that motorcycles were predominant in pictures and why didn't artists ever depict scooters. Being a past scooter rider (my first form of transport), I acknowledged his disappointment. A recent sketch needed an element to complete the composition, two advance riders with another couple further back down the road. It reminded me of the breakdowns I encountered as a lambretta Innocenti rider, three punctures on one ride.(Not impressed).1st to go was the rear wheel, changed

the wheel for the spare, managed to find a garage open on a Sunday and duly had it fixed. Set off again, 3 miles further the front tyre punctured, changed the wheel, then 4 miles from home the back wheel gave up altogether.