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Babe Rainbow


When I was a kid we grew up with this picture. We always really liked it mainly for it’s rainbow bright colours – it was just something that was just hanging around the house. It was printed on a poster sized piece of dented metal and was leaning up against the wall in the living room. It stayed there for years until it got slightly rusty which added to its charm. We never really understood or appreciated it’s significance and it wasn’t until I was in my 20’s that I realised it was my Aunty Sue. She was a bloody icon but had a funny life. Quite a sad life really. She now lives quietly in the country teaching people art therapy and looking after very old people. I wish Blake would do a Babe Rainbow revisited but I don’t think she would agree to pose in a bikini as she has filled out in her old age despite being still rather striking with her very bright fucshia pink lipstick and dramatic clothes…..and amazing memories. The colours in this reproduction aren’t as rich as the real thing but you get the idea – she was the Kate Moss of her day.

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