David Medella has died

Issue no5
Oct-Nov 2021

David Medella has died. Adam Nankervis says goodbye to his longtime partner.

David has left us to enter the dream.Dave passed away gently in his sleep in Manila today.

His spirit has transcended and moved so many artists, friends, strangers and the art loving public over time and space, inspired by his genius as an artist, poet, activist, wit, philosopher and raconteur. His curiosity, joy, his immense curiosity, his alchemical spirit knew no bounds.

And his love.

There is so much more to share.... David's infectious love of life, of experience, of community, of sharing his reading of the world through beautiful and wonderous prisms.... i'm stumbling dearest Dave.

With love to all our friends who have remained with us so closely through very beautiful, and difficult times since Dave first fell ill. Love to our intimate family in Berlin, London, Rome and NYC, especially our Manila family of very dear friends in Dave's native Philippines, of which David was a proud ambassador, and of which he carried everywhere. Thank you for all your support over these difficult times and all the support you have given so generously. Maraming Salamat!

A very special thank you to Boots Herrera, and his nurses, Anna, Espee and Tin, and so many other dear friends, you know who you are. Thank you all for your support. We are very blessed.

My loving soul mate, my best friend, my husband, I love you.

Will be meeting you on that blue carousel Adam x

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2021