Monday, 1 March 2010

The Library of Babel

Max Wigram gave me a special tour of his wonderful new space... he is a very happy gallerist.

He is now exactly where he should be! Go Go Max...

Then we dropped by Conor Harrington's studio. He's one of those artists who never leaves my mind and eats away at it till finally I have to take my thoughts seriously and go for it and commission him to create the biggest painting for our home.

After lingering in the ski slopes with my kids, 176 worked themselves to the ground. Poor Ellen head of exhibitions did not even make it to the opening so she is the unsung hero...hanging the Library of Babel, a show so chaotic that somehow there is definitely some kind of coherence. Everyone tells me it is an amazing show and the art is fabulous. Lizzie, the 176 team, the artists, gallerists, fellow collectors, our advisors, friends are all so happy so I am very happy! BEST SHOW IN LONDON!

Alex Heim, Nicole Wermers and Sophie von Hellermann

Anna-Catharina Gebbers did an amazing job. So many people came from Germany to visit us, so we gave them a very special lunch at home...

Nick Hackworth, Gosha Ostretsov, Matthew Houlding, Tom Früchtl

Ryan Gander, Anthony Green, Keith Tyson

Lora Hristova standing with her works in my bathroom

Andrew Grassie, Anna-Catharina Gebbers and Bernt Heusinger

Smirting in the garden!

Helen Frik, Poppy Sebire, Neil Hamon, Helene Appel

George Young, Sveinn Fannar Johannson and Henrietta, his partner

Jonathan Viner and Hilary Rose Crisp

David O'Kane

Giles Eldridge and Bea De Souza

Mummery + Schnelle

George Young and Steve Bishop

Anne Hardy and Kate MacGarry

...then had an amazing party and after-party at Spring Studios for about 500 guests. Thank you everyone for taking the time and effort - we so do appreciate it.

Rob Diament with Scott

Bunny Bridges

Gosha Ostretsov and a friend

The party at Spring

Me with Oskar Schmidt

Alexander Zika talking with Liz Neal

The next day Lizzie and I xombied our way to the Rochelle School and met my lil' sis' Yana Peel (a little pregnant), Johnathan Viner, Sophie Von Hellerman and S Mark Gubb for a lovely lunch.

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