A gallery of famous and eccentric figures pass through John Jesse’s shop and animate this entertaining and informative autobiography. We meet Sir Paul McCartney, Luchino Visconti, Elizabeth Taylor, Rudolf Nureyev, Brad Pitt and many others. He gets to know Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, Germaine Greer. Not least is John Jesse himself, who treats life as fun yet establishes himself as a respected specialist in his field of Art Nouveau and Art Deco artefacts. The book is richly illustrated with some of the wonderful pieces he has collected and sold.
From a modest stall holder in Portobello Road market, selling neglected Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the early sixties, to running his gallery on Kensington Church Street. John Jesse established himself as a leading dealer in Twentieth Century Decorative Arts and is well known to dealers and collectors worldwide. This is his first book.
210 x 140 mm