I’m always excited about visiting the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.
One past year had a huge gorilla constructed from coat hangers. Another year I offered to take a reader of this blog on a free tour of the exhibition. Padmini took me up on it. I’ve been a fan. A defender.
But this year… It’s just…
Great to see old favourites – Norman Ackroyd, Anselm Kiefer, Barbara Rae and others. But overall it just didn’t get me going.
It was the Austerity Measure from the Henningham Family Press that most caught my eye.
Like many of the exhibits, it was hung too high to properly appreciate. It wish I had a bigger picture to do it justice here.
It wasn’t the new layout – good to have a fresh approach. And the architectural models were more enticing than usual.
It was the thrill. The thrill had gone.