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Two artists, Louise Burston and Gerry King set up the Zero Lubin initiative, including Lubin Publishing, early in 2009 in order to publish a range of six esoteric greetings cards featuring Gerry’s dark, yet playful micro fictions and Lubin Tales (2009). A boxing biography of Gerry’s father Paul King: Torquay Tornado was to follow (2012), and then the critically acclaimed Smoke and Other Tales (2015). More publishing and art ventures are in the offing.

As a regular visitor to West Wales I am familiar with the architectural features of the chapels John Piper captured in his photographs. I’ve often stopped and wandered their grounds, observing the porcelain flowers on graves under the glass domes sitting on the scattered marble chippings. These places evoke the intensity of Richard Burton, the sombre Velvet Underground musician John Cale and the passion of choirs.

Gerry King: Letter from the Tate, Friends of Glynn Vivian Newsletter, Winter 2018

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