Eddie Gray- the famous jazz violinist-was so close to the painter Francis Bacon that
the artist relied to him all the keys of his properties when he was far from Great
Britain. Colony Room ,the real home of Francis Bacon,was so selective that to be a
member they use to say you should be a billionaire, a royal highness, or a genius.
I suppouse is meaningful of my relationship with the inner circle of the painter that
Eddie Gray gave me the longest interview of his life on the artist (after seeing the
drawings the artist gave me he was so shocked to have an asthmatic crisis )and the
Colony Room liked I made a video of a party in my honour after the owner- at that
time Michael Wojas -saw the drawings, an honour never given for what I know to
The video begins with the official photographer of Colony Room -the also
remarkable poet Alyson Hunter- (but we are at French Bar one of the favorite
drinking place of the painter ) than we have the interview to Eddie Gray and than
the party in Colony Room.
All this disappeared and symbols of unbridled vitality have become ghosts of
memory but the one whose references were important,Francis Bacon,will always
feed the life of art and never become a ghost of it.