Monday, March 03, 2008

Big Ears

Depending on who you hear it from, the story of Laurence Aberhart’s sell out exhibition in Sydney, goes something like this.

We are in the Darren Knight Gallery in Sydney. Around the walls are photographs by New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart. Enter Sir Elton John. He moves quickly round the exhibition his eyes sparkling with delight.
Sir Elton: (pointing wildly at the images): I’ll take that, and that, and that. (pause) I’ll take them all.
Sir Elton moves to the next room where a single photograph is hanging on the wall.
Sir Elton: …and that
The director Darren Knight (Mr Knight is not knighted like Sir Elton, Knight is his given name) moves forward.
Darren Knight: That image, is a little more expensive.
Sir Elton: Goody.