London Eye

I read that the London Eye is the tallest “Big Wheel” or “Ferris Wheel” in Europe! Although it would be fair to say it’s probably the slowest.. I tend to think of it as a prison for tourists, a convenient way to keep them of the streets for an hour or so.

I imagine that a lot of people like looking at a skyline of glass office blocks and the remains of a long bygone power. Personally, I hate the stupid thing as all it reminds me of is super spending war criminal Tony Blair. I console myself that it will probably be gone in another fifty years if not sooner. It’s only a shame that I wont be around to see that happen..


Well for those people that do ride the idiotic thing remember this when you look east towards Tower Bridge and south of the river. A decent set of people did actually live in those houses and flats not so long ago.

Hirst and Painting.. Chalk and …

I really do not like Damien Hirst, if ever there was beacon of all that is wrong in this world it shines directly from his lower behind, but don’t take my word for it!

Here was the reaction to Damien Hirst headline-grabbing, non-conceptual art projects (otherwise known as old-school painting). Critics, however, were not so impressed with the exhibition of 25 paintings a few years ago.

“There’s a lot of niggling overdrawing,” writes Adrian Searle in the Guardian. “Hirst’s paintings lack the kind of theatricality and grandeur that made Bacon succeed. At its worst, Hirst’s drawing just looks amateurish and adolescent.”

“The problems with the exhibition begin when you study the paintings themselves,” writes Sarah Crompton in the Telegraph. “Although they have impact as a group, individually many of the paintings simply don’t pass muster. Details are tentatively painted; compositions fall apart under scrutiny.”


Half a shark and a packet of crisps thankyou

“There are many painters in evening classes much worse than Hirst,” writes Tom Lubbock in the Independent. “On the other hand, you’d find quite a few who were better, too. To try to be accurate: Hirst, as a painter, is at about the level of a not-very-promising, first-year art student.”

What are these paintings “doing in the home of such masters as Rembrandt or Poussin, Titian or Fragonard?” asks Rachel Campbell-Johnston in the Times. “The answer is simple: They are by Damien Hirst. The artist who has made his reputation with shock now produces works that are shockingly bad.”