derek jarman
my first love.

showing here now, elizabeth dee gallery.

"Jarman left behind a rich legacy. In addition to the films were the paintings, his frequently visited garden in Dungeness, and his writing. This not only included published screenplays for most of his films, which often differed wildly from the finished versions, but also several autobiographical volumes. All of these are written with an irrepressible passion but also contain so many contradictory statements as to compound the critically problematic nature of his work. His most lasting contribution however, was as an outspoken champion of gay rights, who, in his art and life, gave a face and voice to homosexuals and AIDS sufferers in Britain and beyond."

thanks for mr.peacock, a fantastic blog i just discovered!, for this great posting on Derek Jarman.

read here.