On April 7 I flew to London for the day to mainly see the Chris Ofili retrospective at Tate Britain. I have loved his work for a long time, I had to see the show as I have barely seen any of his paintings in reality. I spent the rest of the day on a mad dash around the city visiting most of the major galleries including the newly opened Saatchi gallery in Chelsea. It's a beautiful space, very clean and precise, the architect did a good job. However you get the feeling that Saatchi's time has passed.
New Saatchi Gallery
20:50, a lake of used sump oil by Richard Wilson
Emily Prince at Saatchi. Pencil portraits of every US soldier killed in Afghanistan.
Bharti Kher's bindi covered mirrors at Hauser & Wirth
Alice Anderson at Riflemaker, a crazy show with metres of dolls hair cascading down along the facade of the gallery.
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