So after a bit of sleep,
I was ready to venture into London.
Nice walk through the woods to get to the train station.
I managed not to get lost.
I always love a good tunnel.
Very Freudian of me I guess....
And a little narcissism....
The mind is an interesting place....
Who is that bloke in the pink shirt?
I got a bit lost on the way to Christie's,
but ran into this, so I was very happy.
Tatlin's Monument to the 3rd International
just sitting there in the courtyard of Burlington House.
Too bad I am going to miss the exhibition.
On to Christie's to preview the art sales.
Wonder what this could be about....
What's so challenging about 3 flag poles?
Wait, maybe it is the picture of Brook Shields crying?
Ok, now I get it,
It's the boy that has been hung from the flag pole!
You so cRaZy Maurizio!
Fuck yeah it is!
Well, it used to be....
I liked this a lot.
Perfect for those pesky barefoot door to door salesmen.
Funny it is titled on the back
"Echoed" (Homage to the Square) Albers '54".
I don't remember seeing them referred to anything but "HTTS".
Very dramatic but effective
display of the Manzoni.
Leaving Christie's with Simon to get a pint,
and we ran into this jewel.
Better than ANY of the art on display,
maybe not all, but definitely 90%
Look at this thang!
British heart with an Italian body....
I believe this is a 1965 DB5.
No wonder James Bond drove one....
Time for a pint with the punters!
Rather fancy punters I must say,
but we are in Mayfair.
On to the P.A.D. Fair vernissage.
Why are all the big design fairs now in tents?
I didn't take that many pictures at the fair unfortunately,
it was mostly chattin' people up.
I'm going back and will take more...
This Sottsass totem was in the
Friedman / Benda Booth.
The entire booth was Sottsass ceramics.
This pic is for you Jim W.
This was my favorite piece in the fair so far.
I would tell you who it was by,
and whose booth it was in
but I'm thinking of buying it
and there are only 4 left in the edition!
It would be a perfect solution to storing things that tick....
I loved this tiny Carl Andre from 1959.
If I had had a couple of more pints
it might have gone right in my pocket....!