“Great personality. Ian Botham can stop by and say” today “and Viv Richards can stop by, Sir Garfield Sobers. They would all have long necks, toes drafts, and cigarettes. I said I’d do something that’s completely non-PC.
“This is a dressing room where everyone can enjoy darts and beer, as it used to be. He made friends all over the world. He was grateful to (Brian) Lara and Bib, and who he was. I’m dating all the other people I met along the way. “
As in other parts of Australia and much of the cricket world, Cooper was shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Warn died last weekend. He plans to complete a painting of Warne’s cricket dressing room to pay his respect.
“He was always keen on perfecting his ultimate dressing room, so that’s what I still want to do as a homage to him,” Cooper said.
“That’s really interesting. When I meet Warn, I get the feeling,” What’s going on with this? “
“You know what they say, don’t meet your legend, some kind of thing. But he was as real as they came. I always came from the suburbs. I thought he was like a man. There is no air or elegance, I never knew he was “I’m Shane Warne, who are you?” He was a perfectly normal man, and it was from the time I first met him 15 years ago. “
Cooper flew to Scotland this week to deliver a painting to the Rangers football club to commemorate the 150th anniversary. His “Dream Scene” work is commissioned by the world’s largest sports teams, including Manchester City, Leeds United and Liverpool, and hangs in major stadiums and sports facilities.
According to Cooper, the barbecue painting was misunderstood by critics who made fun of Warne in such a ridiculous scene.
“He was a suburban boy. Like all of us, you get old, but some of you never get old, and that was his unnecessary dream,” Cooper said. Told.
“I want this person to do it, and I want this person to do it. That will be my dream Barbie. He takes it seriously, he takes himself seriously. I didn’t. I don’t think he pretended to be himself.
“It was just fun, and it was Warn.”
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