Mr Piche’s unusual feat

From The Times Diary, 1960s

“To plunge more or less straight from the Royal College of Art to a one-man show in Old Bond Street at the New London Gallery is an unusual feat, and 27 year old sculptor Roland Piché, who opened there yesterday, admits that he is feeling a suitable humility.

He is not, however, worried at following Francis Bacon’s recent superb exhibition there: people are always seeing affinities with Bacon in his work, and he is happy to follow in he steps of the master.”