A DAY IN THE LIFE (René Goes Home)

A DAY IN THE LIFE (René Goes Home)

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Printed on heavy 315gsm etching paper.
Limited Edition of 50.
Signed by the artist.

Frame not supplied.

It's August 1967.
I’m a working as a waiter at a hotel and I haven’t heard the Sergeant Pepper track A Day In The Life, but coming from the radio of a Triumph TR3 comes this ecstatic tune, the bit that rises like a chaotic wave to reveal the “woke up, got out of bed…” interlude.
Unmistakably Beatle Paul and unmistakably the song I was waiting for.

A snapshot of memory that expanded the more time I gave it to develop: the car had a metal plate on the dash which said it raced at Le Mans in 1958.
The gate of Westfield Park with its legend, ‘Qui Si Sana’ (‘Here One Heals’) and the stag which sits on top of what we thought was a coffin.

Magritte died on the Fifteenth of August. His style is reflected in the mad but tight topiary behind the walls contrasting with the splashy technique outside.

Beatle Paul was a Magritte fan and I think was inspired to name Apple Records after one of his trademark symbols.

A few confetti hearts are rising from the car and are sticking like ivy to the walls of this old Victorian Spa.

He’s had one last Gauloise, and steps through the gate under a waxing gibbous moon.
Going home to his Empire of Light.