Drawing: Oliver Stone

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Three time Academy Award winner Oliver Stone has always focused on contemporary and controversial political and cultural issues. His feature length documentary ‘South of the Border‘ – the story of firebrand Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his leftie Latin American allies was no exception.

Oliver attended screening of the film at Mayfair’s Curzon Cinema in London in July 2010, followed by a Q+A session. I quickly drew this sketch and as you can imagine, he was a popular target for ‘graphers’.

As he walked down the cobble stoned street outside the theatre, a marauding band attacked him for his sig as he headed to a local constabulary for some hospitality.

He signed on the run, but I managed to stop him with the sketch. For some reason my kiwi accent made ‘Mark’ sound like ‘Max’, or maybe he only hears American accents. Either way, I was very happy he signed, as he zeroed in on a waiting entrée, which was probably only another hundred autographs away.

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