Thursday, 9 July 2009

London

Went to London yesterday, but since i couldn't get two days off from work that where stuck together it had to be a day trip, but managed to pack a whole heap into one day!
I primarily went to see my friend Wendy, who was taking part in New Designers, so first stop was mooching around the 3 floors of New Designers - the textiles where awesome!
Top of my wish list was StolenSpace gallery on Brick Lane - http://www.stolenspace.com/. They represent loads of the artists featured in Juxtapoz magazine and pioneer the so called "low brow" art movement, their summer show was on and was amazing, I could of actually spent all day there - they had some damn fine work there and it was brilliant to see work by artists I'd only seen in magazines - especially Mr Jago, Miss Van and the Kris Kuksi sculpture was f-ing amazing!! [also managed to sneek a peek at a load of D*Face's work hidden in an office by peeping through the office window]
After much zig-zagging across the tube and walking miles we covered a lot of the city, had a quick peek round the National Portrait Gallery [the Maggi Hambling exhibition is pretty great!] saw the 4th plinth etc etc. Was knackered by the time I got home but it was totally worth it!

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