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:
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.