Last week, I was the lucky recipient of a wonderful surprise. Rebecca Jewell had very kindly sent me an invitation and so I set off to attend the 27th London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Have you ever been? It has the most magnificent approach.
Once inside, the ceiling took my breath away and I stopped, vainly trying to capture it in its entirety - to no avail.
This year's exhibition happened to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and Rebecca had created a few pieces especially.
A grand total of 51 shops, galleries and schools of art exhibited at the event so I was, regretfully, unable to see and photograph as much as I would have liked. The fact that I spent an inordinate amount of time lingering over certain pieces did not help matters much either.
Sir Peter Blake's Found Art: England Forever, 2011.
Sir Peter Blake's Found Art: Hope and Love, 2011.
Nothing compares to seeing Sir Peter Blake's found art series in the flesh, so to speak. The detail he captures in otherwise humble objects and ephemera is truly astonishing. Despite appearances to the contrary, these are not embroidered fabric panels but rather digital representations enlarged to up to 50 times their original size.
I shall be back just as soon as I can with more impressions from my day at The London Original Print Fair. In the meantime, I would love to know your thoughts. Do you prefer pop art or do more traditional art forms take your fancy?