I Had It All – Now I Create A New World In A Single Room

Prince

 

By Mobeen Azhar BBC News.

 

As Prince’s art director, Michael Van Huffel became used to working at all times of day or night. But 10 years ago the debilitating neuroimmune condition ME left him barely able to move – since then he has had to find very different ways of making art, within the boundaries of a one-room apartment.

Spring 1983. Prince is about to become the biggest star on the planet, and Michael Van Huffel is a teenager growing up in Warren, Ohio, a decaying industrial town in the American Midwest. He’s a student at Catholic school and one day, while at a friend’s house watching MTV, his eyes land on Prince.

“It was the Little Red Corvette video and I saw him preening and dancing like some electric animal,” he says. “It blew my mind. It genuinely changed the trajectory of my life.”

 

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