Monday, June 21, 2010
The black and white images are by James, he and Rachel joined us for the Lucas-West extravaganza and afterword went whole hog at a restaurant called...Whole Hog? Later I had a Mint Julep at Brown's with friends and can say London has officially redeemed itself.
This was a crazy free for all loosely described as a "talk."
Artists Sarah Lucas, Andreas Reiter Raabe and Franz West bantered and probed with musical interventions by Phillip Quehenberger. Franz kept trying to have a dialogue with the music. Sort of like the Peanuts characters who can actually speak words and adults who only exists in sounds. Phillip played along, Lucas went out to the loo, Andreas attempted to reel the whole thing in and the audience either got it or not. One young man asked for his money back during the question/answer period because he hadn't learned anything. Eventually he was won over by the trio, the kid did't stand a chance. The performance took place at the Royal Academy the same room where cadavers were dissected.