I've managed to persuade my husband to take the day off on Thursday (no mean feat, he is more married to his job than he is to me), and we are going to hop aboard the London express to pay a visit to the LICHTENSTEIN retrospective at the Tate Modern. I am greatly looking forward to this as Lichtenstein was one of my favourite artists when I was an impresionable young thing learning about art and culture and that whole shebang. Pop art, psychedelica, surrealism, they all float my particular boat, and although I've seen some of these paintings separately in other exhibitions over the years, this will be the first time seeing them in a collection. So it will be a special day out.
[link] If you are interested in this show.
We are also going to be taking in a couple of cake/chocolate based establishments if time permits, as I fancy partaking of cake at Peggy Porschen's Cake Parlour in Belgravia [link] and William Curley's Chocolate Boutique [link], which by happy coincidence is in the same street as PP's. Forget pub crawls when you can have a cake crawl. So much more fun and the hangover is negligible.
Please don't ask me to bring any back, these peeps are expensive.
Update: We had a great day yesterday. The exhibition was well worth visiting, not just for the impressive close up look at the famous works, but to get to know his less well known pieces. It was fascinating to see how his style developed over the years and to learn about the history and symbolism behind them. He painted a series of chinese landscapes with the Benday dots that are really wonderful. Afterwards we walked across the Millenium bridge over the Thames to have an enjoyable lunch with our friend at BT HQ. The cake crawl was really delicious too and we ended up all sugared out, but OMG it was so cold!!!! It actually snowed a little bit while we were there and by the time we got on the train to come home we were frozen to the bone. I took some pictures and you can see them in my gallery.