Rod Murray's story, in the video, is so cool:
It's December, 1959. He and Stuart help each other carry their massive paintings from Gambier Terrace all the way to the Walker Art Gallery to enter into the Second Moores competition. Stuart's entry is a huge dyptic, so after making two trips, they have to go back to the flat for the second panel
. Instead, they get waylayed by a pal, for a few beers, and never make it.
And the thing is, the partial painting gets noticed by Mr. Moores' son. And then purchased by his dad as a gift for him. This is the stuff of legends.
But is Rod's tale really true...
...or just more myth making?
Here is one part of Stuart's 1959, Summer Painting
I wonder what ever happened to the second panel
that the two roommates never went back to the flat for.