A new book on the British artist Patrick Procktor (1936-2003) is due to be launched next week at the Redfern Gallery, London: "Patrick Procktor : Art and Life" by Ian Massey.
Patrick Procktor is probably one of the least documented of the artists to come into prominence in London in the 1960s. A notable painter and printmaker Procktor became a key figure in in the 1960s and 70s. The book, written by Ian Massey, is highly illustrated with illustrations of Procktor's work as well as fascinating documentary photographs of the artist and his circle. The book draws on interviews made with people who knew Procktor well at different stages in his life and include friends such as David Hockney, Kaffe Fassett, Lord Snowden and Celia Birtwell and Gilbert & George.
You can read about it in this recent Evening Standard Magazine article