A Strong Sweet Smell of Incense: A Portrait of Robert Fraser
Time Out says
Brian Clarke curates a personal portrait of the cultural guru, Robert Fraser through the work of artist’s the dealer exhibited and admired
In 1967, London art dealer Robert Fraser was arrested along with Mick Jagger for drugs possession during a raid on Keith Richards house. This moment was immortalized by Richard Hamilton, whom Fraser represented, in a group of paintings and prints called ‘Swingeing London’. Fraser personified the cool 60s London vibe and was the art scene’s go-to man. He entertained the starry elite like William Burroughs, Marlon Brando, John Lennon and Yoko Ono at his art openings and championed the work of New Yorker's Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat along with homegrown talent Bridget Riley and Gilbert and George. Here, close friend and artist, Brian Clarke curates a personal portrait of the cultural guru through the work of artist’s Fraser exhibited and admired.