Friday, July 24, 2009

Anthony Blunt's Memoir Released

More tangentially related art news this week. The memoirs of Anthony Blunt, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, & Soviet spy, were recently released by the British Library after 25 years in storage. Today's Times story on this has a rather nice picture of Blunt and HRH. And of course the story couldn't help but remind you of Alan Bennett's play about Blunt, A Question of Attribution, with James Fox as Sir Anthony and Prunella Scales (giving a stellar performance) as Elizabeth. I think I'll have to dig it out to watch again.