Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Issue 18 of Le Document



Harry Pye & Chris Tosic are the editors of  Le Document. The magazine began in January 2020. Issue 18 of Le Doc comes out next week. If you want to take out a free subscription and have Le Document magazine e-mailed to you on the 15th of every month contact us: here.

Issue 18 of Le Doc has 12 fantastic features including...

Painting of the Month: Marcus Cope

Photo of the Month by Clare Panter:


Comedian of the Month: Stewart Lee:

Film of the Month (The Last Light) by Lee Maelzer 

Essay of the Month: "Rock & Roll Hall of Mirrors" by Micko Westmoreland is about the fantastisch Kraftwerk...

Book of the Month is 'So Young: Suede 1991-1993' a deluxe photo book documenting the formative years of UK rock band Suede featuring unseen photos, gig flyers, early posters and diary entries from the archives of band member Simon Gilbert it begins with the drummer making his way to London in the early 90s, hellbent on joining a band and forging a career in music.

"Announcement of the month" regards an exciting group show in Ramsgate taking place at the 20th of Aug at The Front Room Gallery on Bellevue Road.
And we have the first of a series of "Postcard of the Month" from Le Document's brand new contributor, the fantastically talented: Stephanie O'Brien

More news soon.


Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Discover David Christie’s Doo Dah Diaries.

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band were one of the best bands of all time.

 In 2006, David Christie, began piecing together the history of the band and research into the  artistic activities of what he considered to be the eight key Bonzos; Rodney Slater, Vivian Stanshall, Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell, Sam Spoons, Neil Innes, Roger Ruskin Spear, “Legs” Larry Smith, and Bob Kerr. Neil Innes described David's project as being "a truly Herculean task being lovingly carried out."

Find out how you can become a member and read the diaries: here


The Best of The Bonzos 
Eight Great Tracks selected by Harry Pye...
"Jazz, Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold" (from the album 'Gorilla' 1967)
"Canyons Of Your Mind" (from the album 'Tadpols' 1968)
"The Trouser Press" (from the album 'The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse'
"Tent" (from the album 'Keynsham' 1970)
"The Strain" (from the album 'Let's Make Up And Be Friendly'1972)
"The Craig Torso Show" (from the album 'The Complete BBC Recordings'
"The Sheik of Araby" (Live)(from the album 'Wrestle Poodles And Win' (2006)
"Let's All Go To Mary's House" (from the album 'Pour L'Amour des Chiens'2007

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Issue 17 of Le Document coming soon


 The May 2020 issue of Le Document will be available here next week. Issue 17 features an interview with Duglas T. Stewart of BMX Bandits about the 30th anniversary of their classic album: Star Wars


There's also an interview with Indie legends; Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey who used to be members of much loved bands such as; Heavenly, Talullah Gosh, Marine Research, and Tender Trap, and who are now known as: Catenary Wires.


Le Document's Painting of the Month is 'Bosie' by Fabienne Jacquet

Le Document's Comedian of the Month is: Ivor Dembina
Photo by  Gary Kimmelman 



Le Document's Number of the Month is: 42
Le Document's Badge of the Month is: Hamburglar.

Le Document's Film of the Month is Sound For The Future which is reviewed by Mikey GeorgesonAlso in Issue 17; Photo of the Month by Corin Johnson, Poem of the Month 'May' (written by A K Blakemore) selected by Rochelle Roberts, Movie Star of the Month (Jodie Foster) selected by Jo Mama.


And finally, Le Document's Pet of The Month is Winnie Moon (A.K.A. Winston) see below:



Monday, 19 April 2021

Harry Pye's R.A. Summer Show


Harry Pye is curating a group show in Ramsgate at The Front Room Gallery in Bellevue Rd, Ramsgate that will be open to the public between 11am and 6pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between Friday 20th Aug and Sunday 12th of September. 



The title of the show is; "Harry Pye's R. A. Summer Show.At the very top of this post is an image of The Ramsgate Model Village by Sadie Hennessy (Screen print fellow at the R.A.) Aside from Sadie the only artists confirmed so far are; Felicity Allen, Russell Chater, Julia Rogers, Carson Parkin-Fairley, Jessica Voorsanger, Helen Smith, and Hazel Thomson who are all artists based in Ramsgate. Other artists; Gordon Beswick, John Duffin, Christian Farr, Twinkle Troughton, and Leonie Woods will also be in the exhibition they are both making new works inspired by Ramsgate. 


This portrait of Ramsgate legend Brenda Blethyn was made by Leonie Woods. The show will also feature works from artists connected to London's Royal Academy such as; Sir Peter Blake, Turner Prize nominee Gary Hume, Jock McFadyen (co-ordinator of The 2019 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition)  and Humphrey Ocean (R.A. Professor of Perspective 2012 - 2020.)


This painting of J. M. W .Turner by Hugh Mendes will feature in the show. Turner often visited Ramsgate and in the late 1700's began exhibiting in the Royal Academy Summer Shows.
Ramsgate artist: Harry Pye's painting, "The Happy Dog Walker" will also feature in the exhibition.
More news soon.


Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Seven Harry Pye Collages made in Lock Down

These collages are all size: A3 and priced at £100 (not including postage and packing)

BELOW: Collage Number 1: "The Yes Men" (SOLD)


BELOW: Collage Number 2: "Everyone Says Hi" (SOLD)


BELOW: Collage Number 3: "Three Cheers For Prince Rahotep" (SOLD)


BELOW: Collage Number 4: "Life Is Good



BELOW: Collage Number 5: "God Is Dead" (Still Available)


BELOW: Collage Number 6: "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" (Still Available)


BELOW: Collage Number  7: "Planet Metformin" (Still available)




Get in touch: harry_pye@hotmail.com

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Jo Mama's Movie Star Tributes on the Le Document You Tube Channel

 Jo Mama is an artist whose paintings have featured in shows at galleries and artist run spaces in both London and Kent including; Gallery 64a, The Mainstream GalleryThe A-Side B-Side Gallery, The Stash Gallery and Studio One. Jo is also the film critic for Le Document magazine where each month she writes a profile on a different Hollywood Star. Filmmakers Team Beswick and Pye are currently making a video version of Jo's tribute to Humphrey Bogart. Jo's text will be read by the actor Christopher Strauli. The film's soundtrack will be composed and performed by Francis Macdonald. The film features Bogart inspired artworks by a plethora of the usual suspects... 

Above: Collage by Leonie Woods

Above: Painting by Harry Pye and Rowland Smith
Above: Painting by James Johnston
Above: Artwork by Chris Tosic

Above: Another Artwork by Chris Tosic

Above: Painting by Harry Pye and Kes Richardson

Above: Drawing by Christian Furr
Above: artwork by Harry Pye and Chris Tosic

 Above: Drawing by: Mikey Georgeson

Above: Artwork by Jo Mama


Above: Painting by Harry Pye


More news soon...

Friday, 22 January 2021

Harry Pye Vs The Indiscipline of Painting

 



Harry Pye says: 'The Indiscipline of Painting' was an exhibition that took place at Tate St Ives in 2012. As a lock down project I will be looking at paintings that featured in the show and making my own versions of them. In the photo above I'm holding my funsize version of "Eggs" by Andy Warhol." (photo by Helen Smith)


 Above: The Art Stick: (photo by Jasper Joffe)


Above: The exhibition catalogue from the Indiscipline of Painting show. which featured International Abstraction from the 1969s to 2012.