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Georgina Starr and Paul Noble present FLESH: THE GREAT ILLUSION An exhibition celebrating the life and work of Ronald Wright

Date: 21 May 2010
Time: 12:02:59 -0500


Georgina Starr and Paul Noble present FLESH: THE GREAT ILLUSION An exhibition celebrating the life and work of Ronald Wright Private View: Wednesday 2nd June 2010, 6-10pm Exhibition dates: 3rd June – 27th June 2010 Opening times: Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm Artist-in-conversation: 2pm, Saturday 12th June Oh to live life like Ronald Wright! Seduced by the sparkle of cinema’s entertainers the young Ronald Wright was drawn to London’s West End in the early 1950’s. With youthful determination Wright found ways to meet the stars he idolized, and more importantly stumbled upon the secret world of London’s homosexual scene. First gaining a reputation drawing the likeness of ‘Theatre-land’ stars like Marlene Dietrich, Mae West and Vivien Leigh, Wright eventually turned his graphic skills to the burgeoning ‘Physique’ and ‘Men’s Interest’ magazine industry. Wright’s artwork featured in many of the internationally renowned publications including Fizeek, Adonis, Sir Gay, Male Classics, Modern Man and Body Beautiful. Imprisoned for being gay in 1959, he was released a year later and began a successful career as artist model, most notably posing as ‘the body’ of Rudolf Nureyev for a Madam Tussaud’s waxwork. Priapically blessed, Wright himself became entertainer, model and muse, performing at private parties and clubs throughout the 1960’s. The 1970’s and 80’s saw Wright’s interest in the spiritual world taking centre stage. After a visitation from ‘The Spirit of Light’ during a séance in Belgrave Square, he became a man with a mission to channel, write and distribute the message of Hafed Prince of Persia, leader of the legendary ‘Three Magi’ of biblical fame. He also became a well-known healer. FLESH: The Great Illusion, also the title of Ronald Wright’s autobiography (published in 1990), reveals through drawings, sound, writing and photography the wondrous life of this very special man. At the heart of the exhibition will be a re-creation of Ronald’s living room. His home and workplace for many years has been a small bungalow in Watton-at-Stone, a Hertfordshire village. The living room will be used throughout the exhibition for talks and performances. Press contact: ronaldowright@btinternet.com The exhibition is supported by The Elephant Trust http://www.schwartzgallery.co.uk/ Copyright 2008-2010 Schwartz Gallery