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The Friends Of Hammershoi

Earlier this year I spent three very happy weeks in Denmark on the trail of one of the great Danish painters, Wilhelm Hammershoi. He's little known outside Denmark and yet the film we made about him, Michael Palin and the Mystery of Hammershoi, transmitted on BBC-1 on July 14th, seems to have struck a chord with many viewers.

In the course of the story I talked about Hammershoi fans like myself as the Friends of Hammershoi. It's not an official body, but lots of people have asked me if they can become a Friend of Hammershoi, so just to gauge the response I shall post this on the site and invite anyone who considers themselves a friend of Hammershoi to let us know they're out there.

I'd love to know how many more people there are, who like me, regard Hammershoi as a greatly underrated, original, and exceptionally haunting painter.

Come on you Friends !

Michael Palin, London, November 2005

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