RIP Vaughan Oliver

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RIP Vaughan Oliver

Postby never/ever » 29 Dec 2019, 19:45

This one really hurts....


Vaughan Oliver remembered by 4AD founder Ivo Watts-Russell

"Vaughan Oliver taught me to appreciate quality. He taught me how to look at the physical world. He was a force of nature and I’m having such a hard time processing this.

I have no idea how to define in a few words the enormous impact he had on my life. Two Virgos with a tendency toward being controlling we somehow managed to compliment and bolster each other in our mission to transcend mediocrity. The breadth and scale of work is incomparable, continuously fanned by the inspiration a new collaboration would bring. I’m aware that we each considered the other a bit of an enigma, a contradiction to our own personalities, and I also know that our mutual respect for each other remained intact.

We had drifted apart having less frequent contact as the years passed and I moved to the States. This last year, aware of an unrelated but serious illness gave me cause to bully my way back into his life a little. I was scared for him then so found myself participating in more genuine, heartfelt, conversation than we’d been used to working side by side for years. So some things were said.. words of affection, admiration and eternal gratitude.. that might just have been left unspoken. For this I’m grateful. But I’m so angry that, having made a full recovery, he was still taken. And, of course, I want to have just one more conversation.

It is rare to think of someone in one’s life and know that with absolute certainty that the course of both our lives were irrevocably changed for the better as a result. The results, the fruit, is available for all to see.. in pictures at least.

Vaughan William Oliver, quite simply.. thank you for the beauty, the friendship, the work and the madness."

Ivo Watts-Russell
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Re: RIP Vaughan Oliver

Postby never/ever » 31 Dec 2019, 22:27

Stumbling on a bunch of interviews and clips recently.
And after I saw this clip at the time I really wanted to work there....



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Re: RIP Vaughan Oliver

Postby Minnie the Minx » 11 Jan 2020, 12:49

Sad indeed.
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