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A bit of Fry and praise for artist

WHEN brainbox Stephen Fry thinks you’re clever, you know you’re doing something right.

WHEN brainbox Stephen Fry thinks you’re clever, you know you’re doing something right.

The national treasure has given his seal of approval to a Yardley artist’s latest creation.

Annemarie Wright has created a portrait of the QI star, made-up entirely of the presenter’s quotes.

The picture was sent to Mr Fry via the micro-blogging website Twitter and he gave the piece his hearty approval.

“Stephen Fry is one of my heroes and I’m honoured he took the time to look at my work,” said Annemarie.

And thanks to Mr Fry, the 31-year-old artist has seen thousands more people logging on to her website.

Within a day of the comedian mentioning the portrait, some 8,000 people had gone to take a look for themselves.

A selection of Mr Fry’s 1.8million online followers have also posted comments.

The picture has been on display at the Art London event, in Chelsea, along with some of Annemarie’s other pieces.

In the past, she has created a picture of the Twin Towers, composed of all the victim’s names.

Earlier this year she courted controversy with a portrait of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, made up of the names of dead soldiers.

To see the picture for yourself go to www.annemariewright.com.

 

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