Flowers @ Ordovas

‘Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.’ – Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada As soon as the slightest ray of sunshine fights its way through the London clouds flowers are everywhere. Whether it be physical blooms during the Chelsea Flower Show, adorning our homes or printed all over the fashions dresses that mark the beginning of a […]

Read More

Cacti & Palms @ Ordovas and Hauser & Wirth

Two galleries that stand opposite each other at one end of Savile Row have both sprouted gardens. Amongst the pop prints of Andy Warhol at Ordovas, a series of plastic cacti have grown across the floors, that spread across the gallery below glamourous silk-screen prints of lipsticks, cigarettes and Marilyn Monroe. Not so far in […]

Read More

Gavin Turk @ Newport Street

The Gavin Turk retrospective at Newport Street Gallery asks all the fundamental questions about modern art. Who? What? When? Where? How? Why? They are all covered in the show’s title, however, I personally don’t think that either Turk or his audience has found the answers just yet. Turk’s oeuvre is an explorative one. References to […]

Read More

Avedon & Warhol @ Gagosian

I am almost certain that there is always at least one exhibition in central London displaying at least one work of art by Andy Warhol. In fact, someone once told me that one in five artworks sold at auction is a Warhol and I can honestly say that it is a rare occurrence for me […]

Read More

Rubens @ Royal Academy

The first essay I ever wrote as an undergraduate History of Art student was about Rubens’s Peace and War (1629-30, National Gallery). While most of the art that I choose to study and write about now is starkly different to the Flemish master – I currently study the contemporary art of Asia and Africa – […]

Read More

A Cabinet of Curiosities @ Barbican

The new exhibition at the Barbican is called ‘Magnificent Obsessions.’ It is a display of the personal collections of fourteen modern and contemporary artists and all I can say is that the display is magnificent and I am obsessed. The collections on display allow us to see inside the minds of some of the most […]

Read More

Jeff Koons @ Pompidou Centre

Jeff Koons is the king of the American contemporary art world. His work is bright and controversial. He has had a career that has spanned over three decades that was the subject of a major retrospective show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York last year. It has now come to the […]

Read More