Unlimited

Jeremy Fry (1924-2005) was a British born engineer, inventor ,entrepreneur and Art patron.  He is known for his great hospitality, He was good a good friend of the British royal family, and work as an engineer.  He mentored James Dyson ( Dyson Vacuum) in  starting his own Career.   Robert instantly hit it off with Jeremy.

One of his art projects was called Unlimited, and intended to be an antidote to the exclusivity of the sale of art and the whole idea of limited editions, was much more light-hearted. Fry had invested in John Dunbar’s London art gallery Indica, which, when it closed in 1967, left Fry with a number of flashing-light “Signals” by the artist Takis. They started to make properly designed and safe Signals to be sold cheaply and in quantity across the counter. (Unlimited even took a stand at the Ideal Home Exhibition). The irony is that the art objects produced by Unlimited are now collectors’ items.

Jeremy invited Robert to photograph his Unlimited project.  The Unlimited project included the “Signals” by Takis and a work titled “Liquid Reflections” by Liliane Lijn.

Unlimited lights.  Photo - Robert Whitaker

Unlimited lights. Photo – Robert Whitaker

 

Liquid Reflections by Liliane Lijn, 1969.  Photo - Robert Whitaker.

Liquid Reflections by Liliane Lijn, 1969. Photo – Robert Whitaker.

 

Liliane. Photo - Robert Whitaker.

Liliane. Photo – Robert Whitaker.

Jeremy Fry at Widcombe Manor, Bath, England.  Photo - Robert Whitaker

Jeremy Fry at Widcombe Manor, Bath, England. Photo – Robert Whitaker

 

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