That these contradictory Gorkys coexisted is a testament to the complexity of the artist, who was able to act out modernism's own twisted history, in which authenticity and masquerade have always operated in a dynamic relation.
In a small room across from the 1937 portrait, however, a group of Gorky's early modernist imitations suggested the very different figure of Gorky the Faker.
Thursday night, our Radio One show was live from Le Pub with acoustic performances from Jakokoyak, Bedford Falls and Richard James from the Gorkys
, and an exclusive crowd of 50 Radio One listeners on our guest list.
Best International Act: Radiohead, The Strokes, Air Best Group: Super Furry Animals, Manic Street Preachers, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci.
Other winners included: Gorkys (Best Welsh Language Act), Boobytrap (Best Label), Greg Haver (Best Producer), Coal Exchange (Best Live Venue over 500 capacity), Clwb Ifor Bach (Best Live Venue under 500), Pop Factory (Best Music Programme), Session in Wales (Best Radio Show) and One Live in Cardiff (Best Special Event).
's Zygotic Mynci How I Long To Feel The Summer In My Heart (Mantra) INmany ways criminally ignored by a culture which craves the quick fixes celebrity popstars give them, the Gorkys
are never going to be successful in the mainstream, even though this gorgeous new album deserves to be heard by more people.