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23 August 2017

Portrait of Kevin Maybury 1956 by John Minton 1917-1957

Portrait of Kevin Maybury is at the Tate. This is a very poignant picture, seen in the context of the entire John Minton exhibition, because Kevin Maybury was John Minton’s final lover and he found him after his alas successful suicide attempt – at the house they shared in Chelsea, 9 Apollo Place (why is there no blue plaque?). Here is more about the portrait, including the suggestion by Frances Spalding that Kevin Maybury has a ‘brittle unease’. Bud does he?

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