Zoe Heller's book on Willie comes out on 21st May. If I'd ever had the chance to meet the great man I hope I'd have written pretty much what Zoe writes...."Nelson is 82 now, but his face is still magnificent. He’s one of those men who become properly handsome only in late middle age. Although he claims to have been a hit with the ladies from the get-go (“It’s always been a mutual admiration society between me and the girls,” he tells me soon after we sit down in the bus’s grim little kitchen area), one suspects that his early successes had more to do with charm than looks. Photos from the 1950s and 1960s show a decidedly plain, doughy-faced man. It was somewhere in his late 40s, when he started getting leaner and greyer, that his face started to acquire its gaunt, sculptural quality. By the time he hit 60, he was a knockout, a cross between Georgia O’Keeffe and a Cherokee chief."
Unframed: 760 x 570 mm
Framed: 1063 x 868 mm