This morning I read that the stunning hare amulet designed by Kit Williams is on display in the Victoria & Albert Museum. It is part of the British Design 1948 – 2012 exhibition running until 12th August 2012. I’m thrilled to finally be able to see this, having been gripped by the book when it came out in 1979 (when I was 11 years old) and treasuring his beautiful paintings ever since.
Kit Williams fascinates me and he is so hard to find out about, which adds to his enigma, having withdrawn from the spotlight after the success and media attention of Masquerade (and who could blame him for that). Doing some searching today I discovered some interesting pages and information, so I thought I’d put them together here for anyone else who is interested and wishes to learn more about this magical and supremely talented man.
To begin with I was unaware there had been a BBC4 documentary in 2009 called “The Man Behind the Masquerade”. Thank goodness for YouTube which has the complete programme split into 6 parts here. If you are unable to follow the link, you’ll find it under “Kit Williams doc” posted by mobias7. Read more »