A short post on #Isokon Gallery, Hampstead. An excellent small museum devoted to #Modernism and Modernists, patrons, artists, architects and writers. #1930s #London
If it wasn't for the tv this would have been an 8.
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…
A quick post and for once not about food! A quick visit to see the Bram Bogart show at Vigo Gallery is a must if you're around Oxford Circus.
Getting down in the basement of the National Gallery springs a welcome memory of an overlooked children's classic.
Discreetly advertised, so discreetly both on the street and in the media that it would be easy to miss it, is the best exhibition in London. I went to the Michelangelo/Sebastiano yesterday but it wasn't the artistic highlight of my week. That honour goes to Unseen, an exhibition of a couple of dozen works by the Australian artist Sidney Nolan.
Then up comes Ruscha. Was I rattled by the Ruscha? (There's one for all the Pavement fans out there.)
Much more interesting and surprising than the overblown yanks below, who seem the most humourless bunch of po-faced canvas wasters set against the deftly humorous savagery of Ensor and his confrères.
In anticipation of the RA's colossal Abstract Expressionism down the road I'd recommend getting along to Vigo to see work which seems to have direct inspiration from some of those artists in its energy and its stripped down rawness.
Øve Arup is a must-see for anyone interested in London history and architecture. It also has a little surprise for those from County Durham.