Friday, 21 August 2009

Banksy vs. Bristol Museum: This is not a Queing oppurtunity

Today we drove all the way to Bristol at 8 in the morning to see the Banksy exhibition we ended up queuing for 4 hours! There were hundreds of people queuing down one road and around the corner to get into the official queue! We were waiting in the rain but no one seemed too bored or tired, probably from excitement and anticipation. I also had time to do a spot of shopping and wandering round Bristol whilst Mum and Dad waited. I bought a vintage sailboat scarf in Motel and this song was playing. Strangely I had heard it before this week in Germany and had to ask what it was. It makes me feel like dancing in my room in a bubblegum dress. Anyway I returned and we waited another hour and a half in the pouring rain. Kindly the people behind us sheltered us with their large umbrella. We also had a giggle at the terrible busking didgeridoo player. Eventually we got a hand stamp and into the queue at the entrance and finally into the exhibition. It was a really fun layout with a melted ice cream van as the information desk and Roman statues in silly poses. I don't think I've ever laughed or gasped in an art gallery before and really enjoyed the exhibition and hunting down the various vandalized paintings hidden on the three floors. I also saw the Owl and the Pussycat by Peter Blake, 2 Beryl Cook paintings and a Renoir. But I was most inspired by a tall vase and an enamel picture by Edward Raby. They reminded me of the paper flowers that appeared at Chanel and were spectacular!


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2 comments:

cheshirecat said...

argh! dead jealous!

scott davidson said...

Nice way to decorate your walls. I have never done that. My effort to beautify the walls in my house was to order big-sized canvas prints from wahooart.com, from images of western art. I use the same angel motifs in all of the rooms painted by different painters, such as this one by very interesting English artist Stanley Spencer, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT7K6.

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