Okay. We were somewhat lazy in our report, but I’ve a full time job at Percy Ingle in Hackney and sometimes I have to update this on my LG smartphone in the back of the shop whilst pretending to check on the sausage rolls.
One story of the weekend was the continued bad behaviour of Swiss installation artist
Mike Nelson Christoph Büchel. Rapidly becoming known as the most difficult artist in Europe to work with, Büchel allegedly threw a chair, a curator, a fax machine, five Bic biros, a Sony cube monitor and an intern’s lunch out of the window in a half-arsed Keith Richards moment. Unfortunately the exhibition is less “Let It Bleed” and more “Undercover“.
In other news, Jim Lambie has a fan. Though calling 46 year old Kaoru Motomiya a fan might be something of an understatement.
“No one seems sure as to whether it started after she came to Scotland or whether she may have come here because of Lambie.”
We’d like to actively encourage more art-world stalkers (not the maiming/murdering kind, just the hide-in-the-bushes kind). Have you stalked an artist before? Ever hidden behind Enrico David’s bins? Watched Richard Wentworth in Waitrose? Jogged behind Sally O’Reilly on the treadmill? Sent anonymous love-letters to Jay Jopling? I know! We have too! Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best stalker wins a set of binoculars and a subscription to Flash Art.
[Thanks to you know who you are].