The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, where even the staircase is a work of art (Jim Lambie - Zobop)
The Summer Exhibition has become a victim of it's own success. Even on a 'members' day it is far too crowded. It has the feel of a village feat with everyone jostling for position, trying to get a glimpse of the work.
All the art is for sale. Some bought for it's artistic quality, some just for the signature on the border and a few because it resembles their dog. Dog's sell well (lots of red 'sold' dots).
The Summer Exhibition is a great opportunity for amateur artists to exhibit their work on the same walls as the great and the good. It signifies the start of summer and is best viewed with a glass of Pimm's in hand.