Greenough Street, Wigan6 Comments
Item #: 21284
'Fraid not, JohnAlan, but I love these photos.
Hi Irene I love these old photos and remember Jim always seemed to wear sandles no matter what the weather was like have longish hair and dress like a man of the road. Maybe a closet beatnik. I can't say I am a fan of his work but he does have some high profile fans e.g. Prince Charles, I believe. So presumably his work must have merit.
Whether you like his work or not, it has integrity, Jim never wavered from what he believed in and this applies to some of the highest regarded artists in art history. He represented the world as he saw it and believed in what he was doing, regardless of others opinions. Van Gogh comes to mind. Just watch those prices!!
Josh, yes he was certainly a one off and his work was different and as you say talent is in the eye of the beholder. Wouldn't life be boring if everyone liked the same things?
At the time in particular I wasn't a fan of his work..but about five years a shop in Pemberton was selling his paintings which I couldn't afford.. but one of on the prints caught my eye titled 'The Lancashire Mine' it's just a blaze of colour and I love it..you never know.