As Johnny Thornton recounts, "My infatuation with my ex-wife Alex is manifest in this image, photographed in Barry Ryan's flat in Kensington. Barry decided to make adjoining rooms, smashing down part of the separating wall with a sledgehammer. On seeing this, I thought it would make an appropriate image, as Magritte and his views through structures had influenced me. Subsequently, I photographed Alex holding onto a red rope attached to a glowing, floating heart."

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Johnny Thornton

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Photoshoot Details

Location : Kensington, London
Date        : 1989
Model     : Alex Argent


Printed on Fuji Lustre


Small: 46 x 30 cm (18 x 12") | Edition: 300

Medium: 91 x 61 cm (36 x 24") | Edition: 200

Large: 152 x 102 cm (60 x 40") | Edition: 100


The Image Thornton Fine Art Photography Archive Trust


Certificate of Authenticity provided by The Image Thornton Fine Art Photography Archive Trust


One-Off Edition Signed by Johnny Thornton. Limited Edition Prints with Facsimilie Signature available upon request. All Signed pieces have COA.

Framing Options

Soho Black frame (recommended)

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