At the weekend we published angry twitter person @guriben‘s fine painting of Bristol City Council’s £160,000
Chief Executive City Director Nicola ‘Lady Gaga’ Yates, which beautifully captured her essence.
Since then, BRISTOLIAN readers have been sending us yet more municipal masterpieces… So let us direct you to the new Gallery page over yonder – cue the relaxing music…
The BRISTOLIAN can EXCLUSIVELY unveil Bristol City Council’s new official portrait of City Director Nicola “Lady Gaga” Yates, created by local artist and Twitter enthusiast @guriben.
The portrait of the city’s wealthy first lady of local government will accompany all official Bristol City Council announcements and publications by Lady Gaga from Monday and it will also appear on a range of Conservative general election material from next year.
MAYOR FERGO told The BRISTOLIAN, “The portrait is magnificent. It perfectly encapsulates Nicola, her character, intellect and not insubstantial beauty. Well done to Guriben and I look forward to an interpretation of me.”
Lady Gaga has been described as “satisfied” with her official portrait and is said to be keen to see the painting displayed in the City Museum and Art Gallery where she may fit in nicely alongside some of Bristol’s other famous Conservative political figures like the slave trader EDWARD COLSTON and that old reactionary EDMUND BURKE.
The BRISTOLIAN will be commissioning further portraits from Guriben soon for some of our favourite local government officers such as country boy solicitor LIAM ‘MALFOY’ NEVIN, the less than magical new chief legal officer; ANGIE ‘PAIDWELL’ RIDGWELL, the generously remunerated chief bean counter and a farewell portrait of PR man for himself, PETER ‘CLAUDIA-JEAN’ HOLT.
Have you painted a portrait of your favourite local government officer or councillor? Why not send it in?
The best artistic rendering of GARY HOPKINS will win a prize…
Help us track our BELOVED KING GEORGE!
It’s tricky keeping abreast of exactly where our illustrious millionaire Mayor has been JETTING OFF to – five trips in just six months this year alone, racking up an impressive 5,000 air miles already.
So please drop The BRISTOLIAN a line if you spot the Redtrousered One on an overseas FergoJaunt – our contact details are here…
Sure, it will no doubt feed the PLANET-SIZED EGO OF THE MILLIONAIRE MAYOR yet further, but we rather like this reader-submitted artwork from ‘BV’.
You can download a print-quality version here – and don’t forget to send us your photos of it displayed prominently in your home, workplace or out in public!
Extra credit will be given if you ‘stalk’ (his unsubstantiated words, not ours) Bristol’s most eligible bachelor himself, and squeeze his not inconsiderable face into the frame alongside the poster…
Email us your pictures at the address on the ‘Contact’ page…