I was brained out and hungersome.
Antwerp being off the agenda for a festive weekend away with friends our destination was re-adjusted to Glasgow where we planned to mix sophistication and boozification in equal measure, sometimes at the same time.
World class Rembrandt and a really intriguing collection of artists' postcards.
A one line review of Sean Scully at the NG.
Good pizza, proper Neapolitan fried stuff and a bit of a rant about paying for stuff in the National Gallery that you can usually see for free.
A short post on #Isokon Gallery, Hampstead. An excellent small museum devoted to #Modernism and Modernists, patrons, artists, architects and writers. #1930s #London
Resto 24 #dearpizza, #Highbury An excellent awning makes al fresco dining in the heat tolerable. Good #pizza and friendly service are a hit. As is the #estorick show of #campari related material. A perfect one-two in #Islington. #food #london
A fun part of the production has been assembling props - a 40s Woodbine astray, an old-fashioned bottle of scotch, a cigarette case and a whiff of 40s in the costume of the characters. And the cast - Anna Rogers, Matt Griffin and Ruari Johnson - have been extraordinarily successful at bringing Musset's characters to life in a faux-Fitzrovian setting.
Stodgeless pheasant in a much improved room. Shame about Freddie Mercury and the gang.
I haven’t got round to my full Estorick post yet, in fact I’d like to go back before I tackle it, so in the meantime my art focus falls on the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park. This is my third art bunfight of the year after the RA’s Summer Exhibition and the Venice Biennale…