Friday, 21 May 2010

Where do I begin...

Where do I begin...

I met up with Jessica Morgan from Tate and Muriel Salem from Cranford collection. Sam at Haunch of Venison takes us around the Glasnost show which is very educational all about Russian art in the 80s.

We check out the new works of Rina Banerjee: her drawings were also spectacular.

I dropped into Stephen Friedman to see Tom Friedman’s new work most elegant.

I visited the studio of Richard Woods who we are commissioning to clad a little house in Finland for us.

It was an insight to see his ideas and his assistants at work he has some wonderful projects coming up in Antwerp and Aspen Colorado.

This evening the weather was glorious and yes.... there was a rainbow and it was definitely pointing its way to Chalk Farm to 176 but instead I headed in the direction of Westminster. I passed the new home of David Cameron and Nick Clegg feeling a sense of satisfaction that all was settled now and all parties' feathers had been well ruffled and none of them have any chance of becoming complacent in the next few years.

Poju and I visit Tate Modern for the tenth anniversary.

It was a very elegant evening and I had been nicely seated between Patrick Brill, who is Bob and Roberta Smith and Vicente Todoli.

I felt very proud of the Tate Team even if all of them were not there. I told Nick Serota ‘Onwards and Upwards' which I think must be his motto.

Poju had decided we should stay in Claridges that night and as we arrived Scott Douglas spotted us and there we were amongst all my lovely friends, Heather Kerzner, Tracey Emin, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Matt Collishaw, Polly Morgan, Keith Tyson, Maia wife of Damien Hirst, Jerry Hall and my friends Ron and Jen Beller.

Mary Quant and Scott.

Sue not wanting her photo taken.

Tim at my feet.

Tracey was quite sad because she had just been on a visit to Auschwitz. I told her she was incredibly brave to do such a thing as I could never visit such a place seeing as my in laws had both been there and survived miraculously.

David Bailey taking photos on his Iphone. Things have moved on in 40 years!

Keith Tyson was looking super fit as he is training for his triathlon.

Tracey had somehow managed to bump into Sue's fist on the way home in the Taxi and received a bit of a shiner.

The next evening we dropped by to Fatima Maleki's amazing dinner for Young Tate Patrons. Everyone so enjoyed themselves and I managed to eat some of Fatima's amazing Iranian cuisine.

Then we headed off to Amanda Eliasch's birthday party where she was an emerging butterfly.

She looked totally magnificent and so did all her beautiful girlfriends.

Heather was there again and her true beauty was shining through.

Amanda looked like a Queen or should I say Goddess.

Tim Noble had found a new Studio assistant.

Lizzie has headed to Finland to our summer home where she is meeting Mathew Day Jackson and Nick van Woert and Dave McDermott. I will join them too.

With Cindy I dropped into the Catlin Prize where we met Medeia Cohen.

We both bought a painting by Adam Dix who was also part of Future Map where we gave the prize.

Miyo Yoshido stood in front of her sculpture of the uterus being sold in the black market for thousands of dollars and she showed her preggy stomach at the same time.

I bought my second work by Sonny Sanjay Vadgama.

We stopped by to Alex Delall's space where Flora Fairbairn has a show called Concrete and Glass, where I met a very young artist, Charlotte Warner Thomas, who had archived an old man in a council block whole life and it was beautifully done.

I had lunch with Tracey Emin, Marsha Lee my friend Cindy and Ed Vaizey.

We had much to discuss and I mentioned how strange it would be if he heard he was given his Govt position over lunch and straight after that we were all celebrating!

1 comment:

  1. 偶爾上來逛逛,下次不知是否還有緣再進來,先祝您平安順利!!! ........................................