I had previous to seeing this exhibion had a soul destroying visit to the British Museum, I should have known better, that heady combination of hot spring day + tourists lots and lots of tourists + most popular tourist attraction = unmitigated HELL.
I went to see the Kingdom of Ife thinking it would be a whole range of images and artifacts from that area. NO it was a series of heads, very beautiful heads, but heads, squeezed into a broom cupboard, semi lit, heaving with tourists. £8 for 8 minutes. I could get better value from a premiership football match than that.
I was so utterly disappointed. It of course did not help that I was wearing something a tiny bit too tight which made me really irritable. After I collected my paintings from college I gave up and went home.
The following Saturday having read about this exhibition at Annely Juda
I thought it would be worth a look. It was free and was absolutely amazing, food for the soul.
A truly uplifting exhibition. Monumental pieces, (they are over 6 feet high most of them) by an artist truly at the peak of creativity. I was toatally bowled over and not wearing anything too tight either!