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Documentary Screening: The Man who Read about his Death
Sat 23 January 2016, 15:00 – 17:00 GMT
In connection with the Gerald Wilde exhibition 'From the Abyss', October Gallery presents a screening of the documentary 'The Man who read about his Death', a BBC production directed by Alan Yentob.
One morning painter Gerald Wilde woke up to read his own obituary. He had been a legendary eccentric, hailed by some as an artist of genius, now it seemed, he was dead. Suddenly his friends and admirers - among them the art critic David Sylvester - were shocked into memories of Wilde the man and the artist.