Just a quickie to say that have spent the weekend in London to babysit my nephew Harper. Did manage to fit in a couple of shows:

Glenn Brown at the The Serpentine and Valie Export at Camden Arts Centre.

If you are in London you must go and see Glenn Brown. Extraordinary paintings, huge and all paintied with exacting precision with a small sable. Brown was a Turner Prize shortlister in 2000 and his work, for me, has given fresh imputus to contemporary painting.

Valie Export at Camden Arts Centre is an odd show. Apparently, she is a pioneer of performance and media art whose practice has exerted a considerable influence on a subsequent generation of artists. I love the Arts Centre and spent a considerable amount of time in the cafe and the bookshop, but not much looking at the work. oh well…

Bought a copy of Modern Painters and went to a noodle bar for lunch.