The American artist collects
art found in thrift stores (above).
When did you start collecting?
‘In the 1970s I used to trawl thrift stores and garage sales for the detritus of America: paperbacks, clothes of past decades, LPs etc.’
Have the paintings all been sourced in America?
‘I’ve found pieces in Nice and Geneva, though it’s rather hard to fit most canvases into luggage.’
What’s the strangest painting?
‘A set of naked First Ladies with exquisitely rendered pubic hair, with a nature scene on the flipside ready for quick hiding.’
Do you ever want to know who’s painted them?
‘I think part of the pleasure of looking at them is in making up an analysis or storyline.’
What do you think your collection says about you?
‘That I love all expressions of the basic creative urge, or that I’m