At the weekend, I took a trip to the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. Since it’s renovation five or so years ago, I’ve enjoyed visiting when I can. Love the art deco building and there are ongoing exhibitions and events. I caught the end of the Moving Portraits exhibition. It’s interesting viewing portraits as films instead of paintings. Work includes a film of David Beckham sleeping by Sam Taylor Wood. I don’t believe he’s asleep – no-one looks that good! Also a young Gilbert and George not doing very much and Robert Mapplethorpe’s portrait of Patti Smith. I liked seeing Andy Warhols screen tests from the 60’s.
I sketched outside and watched people arriving. There’s alot of construction work going on so I’ll come back to do a view from the beach.