Stuffed Peacock

To South Kensington tube station and walk down Exhibition Road and past the swarms of eager kids and excited young parents heading off to see the dinosaurs, steam engines, inter-active computer displays and other marvels in the Science and Natural History Museums.  Turning right into Cromwell Road the demographic starts to age a little and … Continued

The Unreal Realism

Down to Green Park tube station and stroll along Piccadilly to get to the Royal Academy where, as I turn into Burlington Gardens, I can see the barricades are up, red flags are flying and the swirling mob of sans-culottes are shouting slogans and trying to topple the elegant statue of El Presidente Joshua Reynolds.  … Continued

Floridean Beachware

To Pimlico and Tate Britain for the big David Hockney retrospective exhibition that’s been timed to coincide with the artist’s 80th birthday that falls later in the year.  In fact, the show will have moved on from London by the time that Hockney actually lights the candles on his celebratory cake in July, having been … Continued

A Duff Ice Cream

It’s another chilly day in London town and flecks of rain are half-heartedly pattering down as I exit from Oxford Circus tube station and make my speedy walk along the road to get to Annely Juda Fine Art.  Here the upper gallery has been given over to Richard Wilson, the artist responsible for the overall … Continued