Charles Knevitt, lately of the RIBA Trust (RIP) and the man who brought the Le Corbusier exhibition to these shores in 2008 and 2009, has been seen sporting a pair of vintage Corbu spectacles this Yuletide
This is no doubt connected to his illustrated talk, ‘Le Corbusier knew my Father…’, most recently delivered at the inaugural Malta Design Week in October, which comes with the health warning: ‘Contains strong language and sexually explicit material. If you are likely to be offended, please do not attend’. Needless to say all shows have been a sell-out!
Now, I gather, he has developed a one-man, one-act show, with the rather more transparent title ‘Le Corbusier’s Women’. After despatching the architect’s mother and long-suffering wife in the early scenes, he rapidly moves on to a dozen others, which include not only performer Josephine Baker, sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe, and architects Minette de Silva and Jane Drew, but more intriguingly Marilyn Monroe (pictured) and Christine Keeler (though the latter had denied any involvement). The show premieres at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith on 13 January, and has been promised a run at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe throughout August.