Saturday, 16 November 2013
Alfred Gilbert’s superb Eros in Piccadilly Circus is to be covered in a giant ‘Snow Globe’. This is not part of the West End’s Christmas decoration but for the statues own protection against drunks during the 'festive season'.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
I have just seen ‘Situation’, the Sarah Lucas exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. No one better expresses the ‘me, me, look at me’ generation of the 90’s than Sarah Lucas. Great chunks of work litter the gallery floor with huge pictures, like wallpaper, of the omnipresent artist, pasted on to the walls. Large, bland, black and white photographs of her sitting on a sofa outside a junk shop or on the toilet are for some reason considered worth hanging in the gallery. Could be there to take the bareness off the walls, could be hiding a stain, who knows?. I guess the YBA’s deserve this type of exhibition. Show it once, get it out of the way, take the money and lets all move on.
The biggest joke of all is the exhibition, containing stained, discoloured bed mattresses and soiled toilets is ‘supported’ by Louis Vuitton. Hats off to the PR department. Admission is free but I still feel cheated for having wasted my time.
Saturday, 2 November 2013
The mantra of this blog is that “London is so large and so wild that it contains no less than everything” as testified by the great Peter Ackroyd. But never once did I imagine I could get St Pauls, river traffic on the Thames and a saxophone playing cowboy all in the one shot. What a city.