Sunday, May 31, 2009

Central London Digest: Westminster: Sebastion+Barquet

Carlo Mollino @ Sebastian+Barquet

There's something voyeuristic - uncomfortable - about stealing glances into a departed artist's private oeuvres. Classy central London gallery Sebastian+Barquet is currently hosting Italian architect and designer Carlo Mollino's furniture pieces, and the skeletons contained within.

Perhaps the effects would have been greater had the twelve polaroids depicting semi-nude women (acquaintances ? lovers ? prostitutes ?) belonged to someone less obscurely famous. However, this invasion of post-mortem privacy of a stranger is somehow satisfying, even for the sake of fantasizing about what went on around the split seconds those photographs were captured.

19 Bruton Place

until 27.06.09

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