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May 7
Lichtenstein sculpture, Barcelona, March 2012

Lichtenstein sculpture, Barcelona, March 2012

May 3
Art Deco restoration in England…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2318845/Pumped-character-Listed-art-deco-garage-restored-converted-flats-falling-disrepair.html

Art Deco restoration in England…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2318845/Pumped-character-Listed-art-deco-garage-restored-converted-flats-falling-disrepair.html

May 1

The Salutation public house, Hammersmith, West London

May 1
Stamford Brook tube tiling, West London…

Stamford Brook tube tiling, West London…

Best gig sign - no stage diving, Brixton Academy, London

Best gig sign - no stage diving, Brixton Academy, London

Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, Sat 27th Apri 2013

Road Trip…!!

Shanghai this week, and a couple of galleries bagged either side of the working week.

Lucked IN at the Rockbund Art Museum, where the fortnightly Saturday afternoon tour had just started. Rotating three languages - stumbled on the English version coming around every six weeks.

Rockbund Art Museum - a really classy venue on several floors in limited space, it never felt cramped, and the white/black art deco interior and stairwells have given it a clean look with personality.

The current show, ‘From Gesture to Language’ was a melange of an array of mediums - textile, etching, painting and installation, with much borrowed from around the globe.

'Nous Ne Sommes Pas Les Derniers' (we are not the last) by Zoran Music who spent time in concentration camp(s) is quite something…

Jenny Holzer’s lights spinning her messages:

A typewriter sat in a dark room with a recording sharing the sound of the hammers being put to paper…

And some neon - why not indeed…

I’m becoming a big fan of the early afternoon tours, when the crowds are low - adding whatever you can’t grasp from the work itself, which can sometimes be enormous…

The view from the top of the Rockbund Art Museum:

MOCA, or the Museum of Contemporary Art in the People’s Park didn’t have anything on to write home about, so I won’t waste the key strokes.  Funky building in a pleasant setting though - I’m sure I was just unlucky this time.

Art Cake - Mondrian and Lichtenstein…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2013/apr/17/cake-looks-like-a-mondrian-painting

Calvin & Hobbes, the greatest comic strip…

Calvin & Hobbes, the greatest comic strip…

Apr 7

BMW Art Cars Exhibition, Shoreditch Car Park, London, Summer 2012…

Apr 6

The Western Arms, Ladbroke Grove, London