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It is mid-morning on a weekday but the car parks are overflowing. Cars are jinking about, competing for any vacated space. The art gallery itself is hotching.
The acrylic-on-illustration board paintings are reminiscent of vintage science fiction book covers and fall into three categories: rebooted celebrities Machine Kate Moss, Robo-Elvisre-engineered characters BDSM Wicked Queenand literal sex objects big metal breasts. The images of the sexually notorious and robotic call to mind Futuramawhich made a running joke of preserved celebrity heads in jars. Why try to catch sexy lightning in a bottle when genetics has already done the hard work?
I n a self-portrait that he sketched in the s, George Grosz is getting ready to paint a model in his studio. As she does her hair, standing with her back to him and us, naked except for a translucent green slip that half covers her buttocks, seamed stockings and shoes, he grins lasciviously, squeezing a phallic paint tube. A rag hangs from his pocket like a masturbatory spurt. What a degenerate.
Ever since cavemen graffitied their bedrooms, art has played a key role in our culture. Its bright and airy London incarnation is set to play host to equally eminent artists from the 20th century, having kicked off with a display of Warhol polaroids. By Ulrich Erben.
I had for sometime wanted to visit these galleries. Westminster Abbey is packed. Worth it, but popular for obvious reasons.
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Imitate Modern is an urban contemporary art gallery based in London. We exhibit emerging and established artists from around the world with a focus on edgy and thought-provoking works. We have been serious collectors of contemporary art for over twenty years and proudly present our varied exhibition program, which aims to inspire, excite and enthral.