Delaware Art Museum in the 1930’s. Wonderful! Ladies gazing at Rossetti’s Veronica Veronese
"The Exotic Adrian Street"
In the Jeremy Deller exhibition currently at Manchester Art Gallery, there is a video all about Adrian Street, wow what a interesting story it is, hes quite inspiring.
He started working as a coal miner with his father in Wales but hated it so much and ran off to be a Wrestler in London. He looked pretty, muscular with a James Dean look, but he became more and more extravagant, with long blonde hair, more glitter than me and he designed his own awesome flamboyant outfits.
Once he had won a belt (pictured above), he went back to the coal mine to show off to the guys and his Father that he had made it, but they all still said he will be back working with them in no time. He really seems to hate his father. He was a POW until Adrian was 5, and when he came back he never seemed to show any love to him, it’s quite a sad story.
Adrian is still a fit and muscular guy in his late 60’s now. He has quite a few books out, shame they don’t have more pictures in though! He should make just a big glossy photo book, now that would be cool!
Caricature of Algernon Swinburne, by Frederick Waddy, 1873.