When did art galleries become a personal photo shoot for the general public?
It’s Saturday afternoon and we had some time to have a browse in the Saatchi gallery.
It’s been awhile since I have been to a gallery so was pleased I could spend the time to see what was in store. However there was something strange going on…
A woman, perfectly dressed in high heeled boots and a Burberry cape was stood “admiring” She was perfectly structured, looked like a model…but then I saw a few feet behind her was the poor boyfriend trying to get the best shot of his girlfriend gazing. After a billion shots, she went to check to see if she approved of her glazing pose.
In the next room, there was a giant taxidermic of a horse with a woman hanging off it’s neck. The woman of course wasn’t part of the sculpture… but her family felt it was the perfect prop to pout with … give her 5 mins and she’d be blooming riding the thing.
I walked on, and there was a piece made out of a mirror, but of course there was two girls stood in front of it doing a mirror selfie with it…
What is this new culture we have? I am all up for taking a selfie here and there but surely you go to a gallery to look at art…not yourself?
The best thing I saw was 20:50, Richard Wilson. The whole room is flooded with recycled engine oil. It makes your head hurt trying to work it out, It’s worth a visit (even if you have to dodge the personal photoshoots)
…I’ll stop moaning now
It was time for a bloody mary and some food, we went to a lovely restaurant round the corner named Manicomio
and these are their bloody mary’s
Taste: 4.5/5 – lovely thick bloody mary taste, very, very delicious
Sweat test : 3/5 I can take a little more spice
Cup: 4/5 so classy..SO King’s Road..! crystal, large glass, perfect size.
Garnish: 3/5 Yes they ticked the box of garnishes, a celery and lemon. The celery could have been fresher but nothing was offensive.
Presentation : 4/5 again very classy, ticked all the boxes, loved the pepper sprinkled on top.
Bonus Point: 1 It was so good we had two!
Overall: 19.5/ 25 Loved this bloody mary, very very well done. Slightly fresher garnish and spice and it would be a knock out.
To follow on from a brilliant bloody mary was a delicious lunch.
Fresh rosemary bread to start
followed by mains; grilled swordfish
and Black Atlantic Tiger Prawns
All whilst watching the beautifully crafted families on the King’s Road.