Spreading the “Views” of Bob
A Bit about Bob
When Bob died in 2018, because he had neither children nor siblings, his possessions passed to the children of his sister Germaine Pabiou, the mother of my wife Dominique. So that’s how I ended up spending fascinating days sorting and tidying in his Pegomas house.
That’s a story on its own, but besides many collections (video tapes, cigarettes, used paint brushes, albums of momentos and empty chocolate boxes) there were three mounds of something trapped in newspaper sun the attic and many shoe boxes filled with bulging envelopes.
Was it because André Derain. the French artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of Fauvism is an ancestor. Or was he influenced by a teacher at school in Algeria? His drawing book at the time had amazing art for a child of his age.
Whatever, there is no doubt that Bob dedicated his life to art even though he never achieved the recognition he strived for later in life.
The world was recently impressed by the Everydays – First 5 000 Days NFT that Beeple produced from his years of daily work. If Bob’s small postcard sized images had been smilarly processed there would have been three NFTs auction.
So far we have only sampled, scanned and combined 11 of the envelopes of drawings into this image. The numbers to the left are the envelope numbers with the contents arranged in two rows
Have a look at the blog I started a few years ago which unfortunately didn’t make progress in publicising Bob’s art.