Eternity at REMO Notebook
Martin Sharp (1942 to 2013) was a well known and much loved artist in Australia. Like many Sydneysiders of the right age, Martin recalled his first brush with Arthur Stace's Eternity. Indeed, Martin has incorporated references to Arthur's Eternity in a number of works over the years.
So, when we approached Martin with the idea, it wasn't hard to convince him that HE should be the one to create this design for REMO in tribute to Arthur Stace. The huge 5 metre canvas adorned our Crown Street Window during November 1990 ... jogging memories, triggering smiles, stopping traffic, even causing some accidents.
This was a happy marriage for all concerned. Aside from Martin's mesmerising image, Eternity dovetailed perfectly with one of REMO's primary philosophies: the "Buy it once and own it forever." theme. Finally, we also felt that the project served to underline our belief in the universal importance and value of commitment, perseverance and (most of all) ... passion.
NB: NEW! Mr Eternity ... The Story of Arthur Stace, by Roy Williams with Elizabeth Myers, launched on 23 November 2017, is now available at REMO HERE.
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