|Take a seat|
|Joseph and the bicycles|
Also in the exhibition were assemblages of cycle parts, and marble chairs made to look like DFS sofas - perhaps Ai Weiwei's art is himself? (as depicted in a film there- he did study first at the Beijing Film Academy ), I'm not sure an important figure perhaps but maybe not an important artist .
After Ai we went across the road to 52 Bell Street to look at some of the offerings of the Walker artist Richard Long - I saw an exhibition related to this genre in Ealing some time back (called Walk On: 40 Years of Art Walking) and it's an area of life that an artistic investigation into does have some merit but unlike much art it is not easy to monetize.
Long seems to be a part of British tradition allied to the arts and crafts movement about a bygone idyll as was clearly reflected in the crafts approach that could be seen in the work displayed.
As is my habit I try and arrive early for meetings particularly if it's an area I'm unfamiliar with - so yesterday I
Little Venice and here at No. 2 Maida Hill West I came upon the former home of Arthur Lowe- he was the iconic Captain Mainwaring in the ultra successful BBC Comedy Dad's Army - the house is an impressive one overlooking the canal and a long way from another character Arthur played in the long running soap opera Coronation Street (as the almost husband of Emily Bishop).
Not far from Marylebone flyover I saw the delightfully named Joe Strummer Subway (he of the Clash) - it's a somewhat odd way to commemorate a posh-boy figure from the punk world - but as they probably would say 'it's what he would of wanted.'