Call for the Dead

                                                                                                                                                    120x60cm

 The first John le Carré novel, and the first featuring George Smiley. The painting is in some ways a commentary on the ambivalent wrestling with Britishness that le Carré engages with in nearly all of his writing. The ghost of the Union Jack is visible even at the end of the book (traditionally the space of sickening disillusionment), again it is an ambivalent but inescabable presence and foundation. This painting glows in the dark.

The first John le Carré novel, and the first featuring George Smiley. The painting is in some ways a commentary on the ambivalent wrestling with Britishness that le Carré engages with in nearly all of his writing. The ghost of the Union Jack is visible even at the end of the book (traditionally the space of sickening disillusionment), again it is an ambivalent but inescabable presence and foundation. This painting glows in the dark.

  Call for the Dead , detail

Call for the Dead, detail