Howzat for a giant Bradford cricket painting?

Asian Image: Barry Langroyd Hanson with the cricket ball painted on his wall Barry Langroyd Hanson with the cricket ball painted on his wall

A Bradford artist reckons he has knocked his neighbours for six by painting a giant cricket ball on his house.

Barry Langroyd Hanson , 73, who calls himself “Bradford’s other artist”, decided to create the unusual artwork – called A Bigger Ball – on the exterior of his Undercliffe home in tribute to his love of the sport.

The former groundsman at Undercliffe Cricket Club said he believes he is a rival to city artist David Hockney .

“Hockney did a painting of trees called Bigger Trees – I’ve created A Bigger Ball,” he added.

Mr Langroyd Hanson, of Killinghall Road, said he had already sparked discussion among his neighbours.

The former teacher said: “Lots of people have been coming up to me and asking me about it.

“It think it’s definitely something a little bit on the unusual side.

“I love art and I’ve always been able to paint – I’ve always been better than David Hockney. I’m Bradford’s other artist.”

The artist held an exhibition at the Industrial Museum two years ago in tribute to his late wife Esther.

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1:02pm Thu 20 Sep 12

flashdonut says...

Absolutely pointless. Pointless painting, pointless reason, pointless 'hippy' clothes and pointless story.
Absolutely pointless. Pointless painting, pointless reason, pointless 'hippy' clothes and pointless story. flashdonut
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1:13pm Thu 20 Sep 12

Albion. says...

flashdonut wrote:
Absolutely pointless. Pointless painting, pointless reason, pointless 'hippy' clothes and pointless story.
And it looks crap!
[quote][p][bold]flashdonut[/bold] wrote: Absolutely pointless. Pointless painting, pointless reason, pointless 'hippy' clothes and pointless story.[/p][/quote]And it looks crap! Albion.
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4:10pm Thu 20 Sep 12

Patrick Bateman says...

Barry Langroyd-Hansen said:

'' I’ve always been better than David Hockney.”

Quite delusional.
Barry Langroyd-Hansen said: '' I’ve always been better than David Hockney.” Quite delusional. Patrick Bateman
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