Today we walked round York.

First we went to York St Mary’s.

It was a church. There was art there.

Some words: “Through the refashioning of these inanimate objects we confront our own spacial presence within a collective soundscape.”

It was free.


Yesterday my mum and dad got married.

Some words:

‘Understand, I’ll slip quietly

Away from the noisy crowd

When I see the pale

Stars rising, blooming over the oaks.

I’ll pursue solitary pathways
Through the pale twilit meadows,

With only this one dream:

You come too.’
Rainer Maria Rilke, from “First Poems.”


Next we we went to the Castle Museum.

Some words: quality, old, stuff.


Some very special words:

Edward Monkton, ‘Love Monkey.’

“Come here,” she said. “I have something for you too.”

In her hand was a tiny golden heart. It was as worn and as scratched as Love Monkey’s own

…and it was the most precious thing that he had ever seen.

Love Monkey put his arms around her and they held each other for a long, long time.

“I shall treasure this heart for as long as I live,” said Dream Monkey, running her fingers over its ridged and dimpled surface.

Then they looked into each other’s eyes and, feeling the joy of truth in their souls for the first time, they began to laugh.

And often they sit together still, holding each other’s hearts in their warm hands, lifting them to the light…and laughing.


Martin xx



So what do you think of this?

Load of old balls?

#supersymmetry @ a car park in soho.

Some words: no lift.


Martin xx

PS it’s something to do with molecules ok? Google it if you’re that interested.

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Oo it’s a retrospective.

I’m never going to remember all these people’s names.

Oo some of them are famous.

20 years @Zabludowicz_Col Collection.


Some of their words:

Hd video, steel viewing platform, monitor stand, paddling pool, cat litter, coloured cables

That’s just one piece.

Some of mine:

Cleopatra, rubber, Central Line, butterflies, Victoria Line, spam, Bakerloo Line, shag pile, buy my wife? legs, football, splats, is that Mick Jagger?


“Do you continue to talk even when you know no one is listening?”

All the time.


‘I kiss you.’


Please remove heels.


Martin xx


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You can get lots of good ideas @woodcraftfolk.
And very few of them are to do with wood craft.


Some of them are to do with splattering paint.
A lot of them are to do with making a mess.
All of them are to do with being creative and letting children take the lead.
Martin xx

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Oo a lot to take in.

Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America.

The Revenge of New Art from Africa and Latin America.

I preferred the original.



Anyway a lot to take in.

Camil: Some words: Vases

Herrera: Some words: Splodges, colours, good

Imbache: Some words: Trees, delicate, very good.

Solomon: Some words: Alone.

Berliner: Some words: Nah.

Cervantes: Some words: “Why is it SO big??”

Kamuanga: Some words: Squares, hmm, new, old.

Adebe: Some words: Yes.

Kanbouhi: Some words: Nah.

Da Cunha: Some words: Hats, tires

Ospina: Some words: Tired, now, the Internet.

There was some other stuff with lines.


Martin xx


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Er um er I think I see.

#christopherwilliams #theproductionlineofhappiness @_thewhitechapel


Some words: plyboard, exposed sockets, vertical unfinished paint stripes, metal tubing frames, sellotape…

….this was just the gallery…

…or was it??

I need things explaining.

I’m just a dog.

There was also a rude one if that’s your cup of tea.


Also – a cross continental art show, nature, a children’s protest.

I need to lie down now.


Martin xx


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Deutsche Borse prize @tpgallery.


There’s a bit on China 1st… 2 words… Propaganda, rudeness… Pop in there… Doesn’t take long.


I think we go to this prize thing every year. Some of it I didn’t like, some of it was ok, some of it I liked.

Such is the way of things.

3 stars,


Martin xx


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Was going to blog about this earlier, but, you know… Been tired and stuff.


Bloomin stuff.


Sonia Delaunay @tate modern.

Some words: faces, expressions, colours, shapes, patterns, movements, dancers, conveyor belts, love.

I also learnt what a gouache was on Wikipedia as I went round.

No, I’m not going to tell.

Go tho. It’s probably the best art.

We liked it a lot.

5 Colin stars.


Martin xx 


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So we went to a philosophy thing.

@philosophyfrall @bishopsgateinst

It was about whether dogs can be human’s friends.

Why do they do surveys and seminars when they could just ask me?


What I most liked was this polish proverb someone shared…


Friends? We’re so much more.


Martin x


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I like sculpture because you can walk round it.

#sculpturevictorious @tate.


Some words: busts, queens, chess, medusa, victoria, busts


“I’m not sitting and watching a film.”


Some more words: slavery, serpents, muscles, war, nationalism, nymphs, busts.


5 Colin Stars.


Martin x


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