Factual Nonsense – Joshua Compston

Factual Nonsense Gallery was opened by Joshua Compston in 1992 and was named after the painting ‘Factual Nonsense’ which I painted in 1991.  Joshua showed it many times at the gallery, including the ‘Fete Worse Than Death’.

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Factual Nonsense, David Taborn, 1990

 

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Letter from La Union, El Salvador, 11.7.89:  "I am almost embarrassed, rather like a sixties schoolgirl at her first Beatles concert.  My passion for your work and the correction of current artistic values is almost embarrassing.  Due to its intensity.  But I am an Englishman of the old school and therefore retain my lucidity and my sharpness.  I am not a bloody groupie, but your agent, even in holiday country of El Salvador...
Letter from La Union, El Salvador, 11.7.89: “I am almost embarrassed, rather like a sixties schoolgirl at her first Beatles concert. My passion for your work and the correction of current artistic values is almost embarrassing. Due to its intensity. But I am an Englishman of the old school and therefore retain my lucidity and my sharpness. I am not a bloody groupie, but your agent, even in holiday country of El Salvador…

 

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Relative Truths, David Taborn, shown at Factual Nonsense in ‘Seamless Cream’, 1994

Joshua on the steps of Tate Britain 1988...  "We must work"
Joshua on the steps of Tate Britain 1988… “We must work”

 

Courtauld Loan Collection, November 1991
Courtauld Loan Collection, November 1991

 

Much love Johsua. Phone if you discover any itches under the skin.
21/11/88
Dear David,
Shame you couldn’t make it to my Two Towers party last Saturday night,. You missed a South London Disco!!
Thankyou for the ‘Good luck’. The Child seems to be descending down the slide at the moment – ie something is going on. Very Liverpool poets, fish and chips, tea in original cafes etc etc. A welcome change. Ex Oxford Sophisticates can irk one so. Opinion on Rego basically the same, though I wrote some notes and expanded my criticisms more fully.
Hope all’s well. Much love Joshua. Phone if you discover any itches under the skin.

 

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Aka V. Template, David Taborn, exhibited at Factual Nonsense, 1993

 

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