April 6th 2006. Fulham Road. It is a truly beautiful spring morning. Family, friends and colleagues gather in the quiet of Brompton Cemetery chapel to say farewell to Bob Carlos Clarke. Perhaps, as one of his friends observes, a sombre, threatening sky would have been more fitting. Bob had written in 1985 that he had recently begun to use cemeteries as backdrops – ‘In the city they form oases of silence and seclusion, and their shadowy monuments are full of form and texture.
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