The artist Paul Whitehead came of age in Swinging Sixties Britain and was on the front lines of massive cultural shifts. He’s the founding art director of Time Out London and is known for creating album covers for the band Genesis. Never comfortable being defined as just one thing, Paul developed an alter ego as the artist Tricia Van Cleef who creates works in a style all her own. Join us as we talk about gender, art, creative spirit, and playing with perceptions.
Conversation and Q&A has been edited for time and clarity.
A note to listeners: this conversation touches on sexuality and gender identity.
We talk about:
His film about Picasso and the ephemeral nature of art.
The cover for Van der Graaf Generator's Pawn Hearts
The founding of Time Out London
And the Bhagavad Gita