Christie's had a Banksy auction recently.
Says a lot about how much Christie's has changed but also how far Banksy has come.
I love his sense of humor.
His artistic sarcasm may be blunter than previously expressed by artists of another generation but I think he will have an enduring appeal though no one can predict these things for sure.
Banksy is known to be anti-establishment and rumor has it he is upset that his work is being auctioned off at such a powerhouse of an auction house.
One of this works depicting this sentiment.
But the works were put forward by his former agent with whom he is not on the best terms.
Steve was correct that Banksy does make people smile by leaving his works around various spots in London.
This is the nearest Banksy to my house.
It used to be the spot where papparazzi would take shots of people who would have gone to Ottolenghi or a nearby boutique.
It's been there for more than a decade and they have put perspex over it to protect it.
The shop window of the month goes to Smythson on Bond Street.
Don't you love how this fighter plane is made by notebook covers and wallets.
This is the pub with the enthusiastic flowers covering it in Kensington Church Street.
It's so odd to see remnants of a formalized and public smoking.
This was the smoking pod at Llubjana airport.
Coming back from a holiday is hard enough but to try and maintain healthy eating is even harder.
Take away porridge with fried bananas in coconut oil was the compromise.
Oxford Street was named the most polluted street in the U.K.
I hate the sidewalk congestion just as much on that road.
Seeking passionate sales assistant?
Selling shoes or affair with the boss?
I love the quatrefoil in any form but particularly find it soothing as a door handle.
Might consider it for the home.
Went to an Anzac coffee place in Soho that was ok.
The baristas had such a quasi-hipster snobby attitude and the coffee was ok but don't think I would go back.
Hope you had a good July! x