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CHIPS

Iv had some left over chips and have been very over stimulated on transport today so I’m going to be lazy with my blog.

The Foundling Museum in London tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain’s first home for abandoned children. The museum houses the nationally important Foundling Hospital Art Collection as well as the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world’s greatest privately amassed collection of Handel memorabilia

See that was just nicked from Wikipedia.

Also… Pictures tell 1000 words…

   
   
A photo blog ok?

3000 words there.

Posterwise…

“One of London’s premier small museums.”

4 Colin Stars.

You can sit in leather chairs and listen to Handel for around 8 pounds.

Cheers,

Martin xx 

 

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HISTORY 

I was just thinking to myself: “History painting has a reputation as a conservative art form.”

Then I’m told: “History painting has an undeserved reputation as a conservative art form.”

They are right @tate #fightinghistory.

*****

With all the loud marching outside this was right on the button…

A film on the battle with trade unionists at orgreave (a video display I actually watched) showed a fight with a Conservative government.

“It was winner takes all.. We lost and they took it all.”

In fact it was all brilliant. I found myself actually reading all the labels.

And after the shootings in Charleston it was interesting to see Richard Hamilton’s ‘Kent State’

“Too terrible an incident in American history to submit to arty treatment… Yet it seemed right too that art could help to keep the shame in our minds.”

Some reviews have said this exhibition isn’t very good but it is.

They are wrong and I am right.

Cheers,

Martin xx 

 

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Big head

Thomas Schutte.
Serpentine Gallery.
Big heads.
Daddy’s got a big head.
Take that how you like.
Take it both ways.
What to say about this?
Big heads really.
Sometimes there were little heads watching the big heads.
We @thedogwhatblogs find the serpentine gallery is a good passing through sort of gallery if your trekking from a calm continental library to a writing group in a Starbucks.
Im offering you a whole lifestyle here punters.

love,

Harleyxx

#london #londonpop #igerslondon #instalondon #bw_society #bwmasters #insta_pic_bw #monochrome #blackandwhite #bw #bandw

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SATURDAY NIGHT

Doggy let me do this too…

 

Tate modern blackouts, little sun, olafur eliasson, poetry and dream.

Solar powered surrealism.*

I liked it best cos you could chat people up asking for their light.

Almost like smoking cool but without the cancer.

Other people seemed “oo its dark” happy but I dont think other people were enjoying it q as much as me.

I was getting in a pickle trying to take shadow pix.

But loving it.

Theyre on the wondrous instagram which has been a life saver.

Now @thedogwhatblogs holds the purse strings…

Notionally free but u had to buy the little lamp for the equivalent of three trips to Haringey Borough FC.

But it beats taking pix of old men.

Love,

Colinxx

 

I wanted her on the left slightly…

*he asked me to provide more detail. Its like a torch round ur neck right and they turned the lights off in the gallery. Jeesh.

 

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FASCINATING SKYSCRAPERS BASED ON THE 3 LITTLE PIGS

Heres another little something.

UCL has little fantastic museums.

We are collecting the set.

See! We dont just glibly go on about modern art and being sad and penniless.

We glibly go on about museums and being sad and penniless.

Oo thats a good link.

At the UCL Art Gallery there was a cabinet on our favourite George Orwell.

Down and Out in Paris and London.

It had old books. Like a British Library exhibition but shorter and freer.

We think thats always better.

It had some other interesting cabinets and a display all about londontown from contemporary artists.

Fascinating skyscrapers based on the three little pigs.

There is also a japaneseish garden for sunning. We like japan and sun and peace.

Lovely.

Love,

Harleyxx

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/uclart

 

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