Sunday, September 5, 2010

Art Trivia

Artist Hugh LeRoy recalled this story when I was out having a perfect coffee morning with my friends Sue and Hugh at On the Bean in Aurora. 
In Hugh LeRoy's early days as an artist in old Montreal in the sixties, his studio was above a garage in an old section of Montreal that no longer exists. Every day a man would walk by his studio for weeks until he finally invited himself in.  The man was George Waddington, Hugh's first and favorite art dealer. Hugh felt that Waddington was an artist in his own right. Every piece of artwork in his gallery had a story created by George and his assistant would often remind him, "Oh George, that's not the same story you told yesterday." 
I loved that story so I checked with Hugh and he said I could share it with you.