Sunday, 12 April 2015

Andrew Porter: 1928-2015

For many years, Andrew had a close friendship with John Pope-Hennessy, director of the V&A, British Museum, and European painting at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Andrew was frank and funny about homosexuality, long before the law changed. “I’ve got something I didn’t expect to have tonight,” he said when he bounced into the bar of a Cambridge hotel after a student opera performance. As he ate some of my sandwiches, I realised he was not referring to a hot meal. Then in New York: “I went into a bookshop and asked for The Joy of Gay Sex, and the chap said, ‘You’ll find that under DIY.’

The Observer.

He never married etc...

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