EMERALD OTTERBOURNE 1971
- acrylic paint on canvas
- 53 x 63 x 5 (incl. frame)
- wood frame with silver and gilded detail
All sizes in cm width x height x depth.
Painted in 2011
Emerald Otterbourne 1971
EMERALD OTTERBOURNE 1973
EMERALD OTTERBOURNE (born 1951)
Emerald was born on board an ocean liner during pretty heavy seas on the way to America. Her mother Sidonie Otterbourne had run away with world famous lion tamer Jaques "Le Tigre" Dupont.
She grew up traveling with her father across America, slept with the big cats and later stayed in New York to take ballet lessons and started working as a gogo girl in several downtown beat clubs where she also got introduced to drugs and free love. Emerald asked for trouble and got it, had to escape to Japan where she met Yoji Toshiro while she was working as a hostess in an after work bar in Osaka.
Later in London: pregnant with her baby daughter from Yoji, she fell in love with Tony Wilde owner of "The Sugar Cube" a booming Soho night club.
Her sister is Saphira.