In July of this year, I took a trip to London, my fave city in the whole entire world, and did some exploring with university friends. During our little adventure, we paid a visit to the ultra modern Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall, owned by renowned artist Damien Hirst.
The exhibition currently being displayed in the space was ‘Now’ by artist Jeff Koons and I am not joking when I say this is the exhibit that converted me into a lover of modern art.
The sculptures were wacky, wonderful and larger than life. I have never witnessed something so aesthetically pleasing and better yet the gallery allowed photographs so rest assured my Instagram was splattered with shots of the giant blue balloon animal sculpture and the metallic Tweety Bird.
After observing the talent of Mr. Koons in the galleries, we paid a visit to another treat offered by the Vauxhall space, Pharmacy 2. The restaurant was opened by Damien Hirst in collaboration with Mark Hix and features specific pieces of the artist’s work throughout the decor of the spellbinding eatery. We enjoyed the non alcoholic cocktails offered on the menu as we may have been recovering from a night on the town, and they did not disappoint.
This gallery is well worth a visit, easily accessed from Vauxhall tube station and is free entry. Trust me, you will not be let down by what you encounter behind its doors!
*One word of warning, the gallery is not open on Mondays as was discovered by two little adventurers who chose not to Google the opening times . . .