The Telegraph announce the discovery of Malcolm McLaren’s only surviving work from art school:
These seven Kodachrome slides – photographs of McLaren’s finalyear oil paintings and the only known documentation of the six or so years McLaren spent in and out of art schools – were found dusty and safe in the Chiswick attic of the man who convinced the student not to electrocute himself with chicken wire.
Mesmerisingly autobiographical, they are the blueprint to his future life as a creator, if not exactly a fine artist.
As far as is known, no artworks remain from McLaren’s undergraduate years. In his final tutorial he said he didn’t wish to paint again, and his tutor recalls seeing a McLaren canvas left to rot outside the art block in the wind and rain.
Up until his death last month, McLaren was still creating; producing film shorts and video cut-ups set to music and calling them ‘musical paintings’. But the last painting paintings he produced are seen here.
Malcolm McLaren’s long-lost paintings (Telegraph)