Earlier this week, I visited the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in Piccadilly, London. As you might expect from curator Grayson Perry, it was quirky and fun.
Here’s my son Matthew in front of a colourful corner including 2 pictures by my friend Anna Grayson with whom I exhibited last summer.
Probably my favourite piece was The Taxonomy of the Cornflake: a case of specimens in small acryllic boxes, painstakingly catalogued according to size, colour, shape and curl. Hilarious! (Artist Anne Griffiths, £900)
An impressive piece (and winner of the (?Jack Guildhall) Sculpture prize) appeared to be a giant python twisted inside an antique glass case. Created by Kate MccGwire from acrylic and peacock feathers, it was entitled Squall, £42,000.
Next, another work in a deep box: Refuge by Cathy de Monchaux (NFS).
A dark eerie scene of unicorns in a wood, reminiscent of many a fairy-tale. Created from copper wire and mixed media, the work was about 3m wide. I loved it!
One of a pair of dogs by Timothy Blewitt, this is Rufus 3rd (Wainwright?) Wood, metal and costume jewellery, £12,000. A dog fitting for the kennel I made!
Many people standing by this next piece were chuckling (please excuse the language!) Lightswitch by Jess Wilson (Edition of 75 at £250)
And finally, just to show how barmy the show is, here’s Untitled by Hans-Jorg Georgi. Acrylic, plastic, cardboard and glue, £13,800.