Happy Mothering Sunday everybody, hope you’re all surviving the home front.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to secure a press pass for Olympia’s answer to Frieze, Art13.
The fair was much more manageable, varied and less commercial or hectic than Frieze – a breeze to wander through and absorb talents both new and old.
Most memorable were works from Ged Quinn, William Kentridge, Polly Morgan and the entirety of London’s Lazarides stand which included pieces by Doug Foster and Conor Harrington.
A short, sharp, sweet experience compared to the lengthy glutton of Frieze; I eagerly await next year’s show.
See the full review here:
Breather, Doug Foster
Conor Harrington & the full Lazarides stand-cum-squat
We found one of these on the Brighton seafront a couple of weeks ago, in the amazing Old Fashioned Penny Arcade. Mystic Meg was very informative…
Your lucky day is Thursday
Your lucky colour is yellow
Oh not forgetting - Beware of that scrounging neighbour – you know who I mean.
The Meg never lies.
Here, have some toys, I’m too sleepy to write but look how pretty they are! This lot were collected over 40 years by French couple Fabienne and François Marchal, and recently auctioned off in Paris, too bad they couldn’t wait two weeks until I got there. I could’ve had my very own Professeur Kheudj’shi to wake up to every morning…sigh…
It’s the stuff of nightmares really isn’t it…?
Sigh. Monday morning. I’d say this illustration is a pretty accurate portrayal of how I’m feeling today – fed up, tired and I wouldn’t say no to a hug from a ghostly man. These mixed media illustrations are all the work of Peony Yip, she’s an amateur illustrator so none of it’s absolutely perfect but I think there’s more to the images than technical ability, there’s emotion and I like that.
I especially like this simple series of red and black morphs, simple but it really works.
…and who can say no to a few fashion mag style animal heads?
This has all got me rather excited for Pick Me Up this year; the superduper graphic art fair at Somerset House which features all the best from around the UK and prices start at a meagre tenner. This year I shall be picking up some totes and posters. Comfort shopping, always works.
Just spotted these little wonders on Etsy and I think I may just have to treat myself…or hint until someone treats me! The perfect thing to make you smile when the little things in life get you down and it makes a lovely gift to remind friends that you’re always there for them, I’ve got a few that need cheering up at the moment so I might just send some little surprises their way. Snail mail is underrated.
The Instant Comfort Pocket Box by Kims Little Monsters