A Chimeric Birdman

Head down to Pimlico again, this time to take a look at the Paul Nash exhibition that’s just opened at Tate Britain.  And, having had a moan the other week about the horribly expensive £19 full price ticket to get into the relatively small and unsatisfactory display of Picasso Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, … Continued

A Patina of Authority

Feels like time to catch up on a few shows that are running in galleries at the upper end of the commercial sector which, perhaps unsurprisingly, means going for a walk around some of the posher, dark green bits of the Monopoly map of London.  But, before I get to that part of town, I … Continued

Supermarket Sweep

To Charing Cross tube station and a short walk to the National Portrait Gallery for the Picasso Portraits exhibition which, I have to say, I’m really rather looking forward to seeing.  I suppose, like most people who get interested in Modern Art, I’m quite a fan of the little Spanish genius who was so very … Continued

Nimbyistic Direct Action

Get out the tube at Regents Park station where I spot a small crowd of what appears to be a smartly-dressed, well-behaved cross-section of citizens from among the upper socio-economic decile of the capital’s ever-widening demographic spread.  It seems to me that I’ve stumbled upon an exemplary tranche of that recently identified sociological subset, the … Continued

The Perceived Entryism

Head off to Aldgate East tube station and the Whitechapel Gallery for William Kentridge’s suite of large multimedia installations that fill both floors of the main exhibition spaces as well as the staircase that joins the two together.  All in all, it’s a very impressive display with dozens of projectors beaming out their perfectly coordinated … Continued