Joan Bakewell, Lynn Barber, Tracey Emin....... and me, all standing within wine spilling distance of one another. And then Zandra Rhodes rocked up in all her pink and purple glory........I thought I was going to self combust. We were all at Tate Britain for the opening of the fabulous Patrick Caulfield and Gary Hume exhibitions and what delightful shows they are. In lieu of any actual sunlight to raise our summer spirits, go fill your hearts and minds with the visual spledery that is their work. On now till September.
Tulips 2009 Gary Hume
Top tip: the newly refurbed Tate Britain is brilliant, it's like all the pictures have been given a good scrub. Just go.
Blimey, sounds like a dream! xReplyDelete
WOW ..... how exciting . Thanks for the top tips ..... I'll go !!!! XXXXReplyDelete
How exciting to be THAT CLOSE to such luminaries! A day to remember!xxReplyDelete
Wow what wonderful company you keep :)ReplyDelete
Blimey....with a capital 'B' !!!!ReplyDelete
You have friends in high places!ReplyDelete
Hob nobbing with the glitteratti (too many t's I think!) Fabulous evening darling! XXXReplyDelete
I love Tate Britain! It's not really on my itinerary this year, though. But Texas, here I come!ReplyDelete
I'd have recognised 4 of them as well! Which for me is good going. Tracey many years ago used to hang around a songwriters night I was part of when her boyfriend was involved. I saw him the other day in a cafe, he was sketching a guy sat at the front of the cafe quietly, he showed the sketch to me quickly as he left, finger to his lips... I wonder if I'll see a finished result in an exhibition one day and think - I was there I witnessed that moment and whether the guy who was the subject will ever know?ReplyDelete
Even I know enough to be very impressed.ReplyDelete
Oh I wish I could go to the Tate. The next time Zandra Rhodes makes her trip from California I will stow away in her bag. Wow! Can you imagine what it must be like in her bag? So glad you had a wonderful time!!ReplyDelete
I have to take the Tate in very small doses--it seems to bring on Gallery Fatigue Syndrome very quickly.ReplyDelete
Of course, it'd be different if I were sipping some fizz with the creme de la creme of the British art scene! Lucky you!
Sounds fab, can't wait to see this exhibition.ReplyDelete
love your phrase "wine-spilling distance" and have not heard of these artists so thanks very much for introducing them to me.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's a great day out! Must try and get to The Tate next time I'm visiting London, do love my trips down there!ReplyDelete