Thursday, 13 March 2014
This is a redraw of a sequence that was part of a book project I was working on for some years but, as usual, failed to finish. It was to be called 'Midas – a Touch Too Much'. Here we’re present at the moment when King Midas first tries out his golden touch. It would have led on to an extended ‘dance’ through the countryside of Phrygia as he touches everything he passes and turns it all into gold, culminating in his return to his palace carrying a huge pile of golden objects. The idea was for it to be printed in black & white and gold. Perhaps I should revive it now we’re living in the age of the superrich.