Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Girls' night out at Hub Culture

Not just girls!

Grayson Perry with Lizzie and Rosie Allerhand.

Monday, 29 June 2009


The opening of Dakis's foundation in Hydra, Greece was incredible. What a party and what a place...

With a performance from Matthew Barney

That left us all curious and confused

A great crowd

Max Wigram on the boat.

Peter Kilchman and Andro Wekua relax.

This gorgeous girl - art or life? Our amazing guide for the visit.

Tim and Sue with an superpower Javier Perez

Jeffrey Deitch stays cool in the hot sunshine

Composition in Orange... Michaela Neumeister

Some ladies looking fabulous in Boudicca Blue! Muriel Salem and Carole Greene

Paul Noble and Georgina Starr in the sunset....

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Summer in the city

Went to the opening of the great new show at the Hayward Gallery, 'Walking in my Mind', with Ralph Rugoff hosting a great event.

And in the streets of London, is it a Spencer Tunick performance? No! It's PeTA protesting bullfighting in Spain. Art and life really are close!

Went to visit Fergal Stapleton in his studio to see some wonderful new work.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Basel - Things we saw and loved!

We visited Art Basel's 40th year and found some amazing new works.

Thomas Houseago's great bronze head and a beefeater. What a pair.

Hans-Peter Feldman's flowers were part of 100 Years at Art Unlimited in Art Basel.

Sturtevant's fantastic and hilarious bum film, called Hello!

Gareth Moore sinking into his green pond.

Green really was the name of the game -
with Elad Lassry's beautiful photographs at Liste.

Volta fair had a great new home at Markthalle - and a few crazy characters.

We discovered some fantastic and powerful new works by Fahamou Pecou.

Partying in Venice!

Peter Fleissig and artist Ross Lovegrove with art conservator who were all university buddies together. I bumped into them at Miuccia Prada's party for the opening of her show of John Wesley's work.

Checked out the Distortion show, curated by James Putnam, where Black's bar had commissioned a number of works including this one:

We had a few guests:

Veronika Wolff with Lizzie and Tereza Buskova

Alex Heim with Anna Catharina Gebbers

Robert Devereux and me

The Gavin Sisters with Rob Diament

Here is Martin Boyce with his wife Sheila and Stuart Evans

Lizzie and Alex in Blue!

Gatecrashers one the docks - were also welcome to the collection party.

Mary Moore, Anne Berthoud and their friend.

Sharon Alouf and Yana Peel in Orange!

Rob Diament with Philippa Horan and friend.

Amir Shariat and Ziba De Weck hanging out in Venice.

Here's Steve McQueen with his lovely mum, who was wearing a beautiful silver dress and tiara the previous evening.

Miles Thurlow with his son Alfie!

Victoria Siddall and Cindy Dawood.

Berndt Ardell and friend.

Venice Baby

Ellen and Francois Chantala from Thomas Dane Gallery.

Some dead and dying people by Jan Fabre.

Sarah Wang, from Creative Industries Agency.

Made friends with some ladies from Afghanistan, they are creating a pavilion next year.

Here is Ivor Braka and Virgina Ibbot in tete-a-tete.

My lovely Isaac Julien with Sean Regen.

Glenn Ligon and Thomas Dane after celebrating at Steve's party hosted by Thomas.

Frances Upritchard showing some of her work at the New Zealand pavilion. Thumbs up from me!