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Natalie Portman As Thor In Sydney

by Nicholas Atgemis |

According to Peter Howard I was three sheets to the wind (drunk) when I gave him the final brief for the first painting of the year for the window at the Studio.

Regardless of the miscommunication I am extremely happy with the result and I think it's some of his best work to date. The basic theme is that Natalie Portman (who is rumored on a Marvel fans website to be taking over the lead in the Thor franchise) is in Sydney knocking out the corona virus with Thor's hammer. But somewhere in there I said to Peter - do as you want to after that.

I love working with Peter. When I first met him he was the guy who ran the Blockbuster video store in Rose Bay. He was a proper movie buff. In fact, when he left today he saw my friend holding a copy of The Leopard which I had loaned him. Peter turned to me and said "film director", I knew what he meant, I responded "Visconti" . He nodded his head.

He used to write the most amazing post it notes on every movie of value in the video store and just by those notes alone I would select my VHS and subsequent DVD for rental. Oh my, it seems a lifetime away and yet it feels like a few moments ago.

Today Peter works in sales for fans (the air blade type, not for influencers and followers :) ) and moonlights at a painter taking on commissions for locals.

Anyway, without further ado, the canvas is below. If you are in the area check it out, it will be there for a month, we are located at 36 New South Head Road, Vaucluse, Sydney, 2030.