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Robert Malherbe, Philjames

Last waltz at the Doomsday Ball
oil on linen
91 x 71 cm
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When I first saw the art of Philjames I knew I wanted to collaborate with him. In his work, there is an irreverent vision both hilarious and disturbing. Last waltz at the Doomsday Ball depicts a piper nonchalantly playing as civilisation races towards the precipice.

Robert Malherbe, 2017

I’ve been a fan of Robert’s work for a long time, so I was excited when an online fanboy moment turned into this collaboration. Handing over a painting must feel strange, and it’s brave. Painting on someone else’s beautiful work is terrifying…

Philjames, 2017