The Independent Obit of Jeremy Blake

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Charles Darwent, writing in The Independent, continues the British tradition of ignoring dull facts while in pursuit of a good story*. Writing of Jeremy Blake’s suicide:

Blake, however, was seduced by Angelino stardust and became
increasingly preoccupied with the lives of the famous:

On 10 July, Blake returned to their Greenwich Village flat
to find Duncan dead of an overdose of barbiturates.

On the other hand, Derwent understands art:

Works like Every Hallucination on Sunset Strip are intentionally beautiful, their organic forms and lush, saturated colours morphing in synaesthetic time to poetry or music.

(*Disclaimer: this FBLA editor once worked for a British newspaper.)