Last week, I had a whole morning of that teased out fabulousness in a small corner of Mayfair. It began with a wander around Marlborough Fine Art full of Maggi Hambling's intense monotypes redolent of waves, water and Hokusai.
Upstairs Joao Onofre's extraordinary take on John Cage's classic 4'33, involving pianos, pianists and fire...
and walking through his wind chimes tuned to D.E.A.D. was charming.....
A quick trot around the corner to Nelson Street and up a flight of stairs to the House of Voltaire,
Particular favourites, Craig and Karl for Waterford's 'Crystaleyezed' vase
Karen Kilimnik for Chloé's broderie anglaise, sweet top
and a neon donkey light.
And then, to a show of painterly photographs at Pace Gallery's showing of Hiroshi Sugimoto: Still Life. Large images of wildlife and wilderness are captured from the dioramas within Natural History museums. I loved them - reminiscent of American artists Andrew Wyeth and Anselm Adams. and somehow deeply alluring...
Up Savile Row to Hauser and Wirth, and there, I entered the world of Pipilotti Rist, 'And Worry Will Vanish'...we obediently took our shoes off, and walked behind the denim curtain, lay down on a thick duvet, and ...my worries vanished. Try and allow at least 15 minutes for this...the best feel-good, (free!) pick-me-up in London now.
Christmas shopping 0. Spiritual sustenance, 10.