Hypergallery ֲ will be selling beautiful 2ft-square limited edition prints of the artwork from Robert’s first two albums (Rock Bottom and Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard), signed by Alfie and Robert. This is the fist time Alfie has sold her cover artwork in any form.
Giclֳ©e in pigment inks on acid free art paper
Image size: 19.00″ x 17.00″
Paper size: 24.00″ x 24.00″
Alfreda (Alfie) Benge is a lyricist and illustrator. She was born in 1940 in Austria to a Polish mother, and came to England in 1947. She has been married to the musician Robert Wyatt since 1974 and, in a unique partnership, has produced illustrations for all of his solo albums for the past forty years, beginning with his acknowled classic, Rock Bottom. She has also contributed lyrics to many of his compositions.
Benge studied painting at Camberwell Art School, Graphics at the London School of Printing, Film at the RCA, worked in film, and served as an assistant to the editor Graeme Clifford for Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now (1973). As well as providing cover artwork for all Wyatt’s solo albums, she has produced album covers other musicians including Fred Frith, Klimperei Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci. She has illustrated two children’s books written by Ivor Cutler.
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