Saturday, 17 September 2016

The extraordinary life of Bob Parks

Eccentric British conceptual artist Bob Parks was at the heart of the thriving Los Angeles performance art scene of the 1970s, appearing in galleries and on television as his alter-ego, Bignose, and walking the streets of LA in a string bikini. But after his marriage failed, Parks saw his burgeoning art career come to pieces. Having been rescued by the parishioners of a South Central gospel church, Bob finally moved back to the UK to live with his parents in the New Forest. Despite planning to stay for only six months to finish a series of paintings and gather his thoughts, Bob stayed for 30 years. A new film, The R&B Feeling: The Bob Parks Story - part of the BBC Four Goes Conceptual season - tells his extraordinary story. Here, director MARCUS WERNER HED and producer TOM VINEY reveal how they made it.read more

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