Eggert Magnusson

My favourite painter. He was a sailor, a pirate, who sailed all over the world all his life, all over the planet, and when he was 75 decided to quit and paint everything he’d seen. This is an original, this painting of a tiger in the Himalayas who bit off people’s heads. (Points to striking yellow painting on kitchen wall featuring child-like mushroom trees and a dead woman elevating on her own hair.) I think it’s incredible, the colours and the way there’s ghosts in there. He saw these things.

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