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  • Mar 01, 2023

Tribute: Ashley Bickerton

Portrait of ASHLEY BICKERTON. Courtesy the artist’s estate and Gajah Gallery, Singapore / Jakarta / Yogyakarta.

Ashley Bickerton’s passing has initiated a period of subdued reflection as I mourn the loss of an artist and friend who understood deeply the artist’s life. His friendship provided me and so many others a bulwark against the vagaries of the art world. I was always glad to know Ashley was out there, dedicated to his work no matter the conditions. It is a tremendous loss to wake up one day and realize that someone who understood you and your work is no longer with us.