It’s the last day of COLLECT. Can’t leave with a pic of us all in a heap on the floor (and what a grand floor it was! Thank you, Dinesen)….
Out of his worker’s grubbies, Dan – and the rest of us – stepped into an opening evening like I’ve never experienced. For a few hours the Crafts Council let us pretend we lived in Charles Saatchi’s world. It was quite over-the-top.
Clifford Rainey and Jamie sipped the bubbly….
…while everyone took pictures of everyone taking pictures of everyone….
The next morning the crowds of real people queued up at the entrance…. for a terrific fair that included a remarkable selection of craft presented by the top European dealers (and we, the wee American one!)….
I wish I had time to show/write more, but I need to dash back over this morning for the last – and longest day – that will keep us packing into the night.
And just so Dan doesn’t get too comfortable living in Saatchi’s world, we made sure to catch the moment when his royal carriage turned into a pumpkin….
Of course. It’s London. It rains even in our finest hours….