In the summer of last year when we moved Joe from his old boat, we took away a few old boxes and carrier bags of bits and bobs that Joe had accumulated over the last few years. These were sitting in HQ gathering dust until our archivist went through them a couple of weeks ago. He was delighted to find not only some early sketch books and photographs of the great man in his curly haired prime but a ragged old envelope containing something quite special which Joe had forgotten all about.
Many years ago Joe exhibited his original art at the RONA (Register Of Naïve Art) Gallery in Mayfair, London. Fortunately the curator had the foresight to produce transparencies of Joe's originals before they were sold. We thought we had uncovered a little curiosity for our burgeoning Joe Scarborough archive until our photographer chimed up; “You know transparencies make beautiful prints?” And he was right.
We have produced over twenty prints of exceptional quality and clarity of works that, unless you lived in Mayfair in the 1990's, have never seen before. Many of these depict iconic sports scenes and venues and represent some of Joe's favourite paintings.