Sven Berlin |Guy in Hippy Gear
48ins x 30ins.
121.92cms x 76.2cms
Oil on canvas. Signed Sven and dated ’68.
Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, Out of the Shadows exhibition, 2012.
This large oil painting is of Guy Robinson, Sven Berlin’s dustbin man at the time, and friend of Berlin’s son Jasper. Berlin persuaded him to don his colourful hippy clothes to pose. Guy, who Berlin thought resembled an 18th century poet, eventually became a water-keeper on the Leckford Estate, near Stockbridge, Hampshire.