Then spent the rest of the day in the incredible Annie Leibovitz exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery:
And the staggering Francis Bacon exhibition at Tate Britain:
I was at the one in the Hugh Lane in 2000 and this is vastly superior – they even have a Bacon shop! I bought far too much… Including some Bacon notebooks, postcards, a tiny wooden Tate Britain to go with my wooden Tate Modern in my wooden London on my shelf, and this:
Even managed to get some pictures during all the wandering…
i’M SO JEALOUS.
I can’t figure out what i’m most jealous of.. Star Trek or this.
Damn, so how far away was the Nat Portrait Gallery away from everything. I’m so going now.
Aw man, I love that White Stripes shot, her whole American Music exhibition was amazing (in book form here.
@Bngr… From, like, everything…..? 😉
It’s just down from Leicester Square and behind Trafalgar Square.
love the church followed by the neon. if you were an artist, that would be a ‘statement’.
Francis Bacon rocks.
Saw the exhibition in Dublin a while back.
There was a special with Tim Marlow(who I fancy,weird crush,don’t ask) on Bacon on Sky Arts.
When I saw it I squeed cause I thought he had come to the Hugh Lane gallery, but it was at the Tate instead*huffpuff*:(
Oooh, nearly forgot to say, there is also a special on Bacon, voiced over by Derek Jacobi of I Claudius fame(yes I know he was in the other thing I’m obsessed with too, and how brillo was he in it, eh)
@Donna The Houses Of Parliament is an even bigger statement 😉