I’ve been noticing a trend recently which I think is worth mentioning. It started at the Louise Bourgeois retrospective at the Tate last year. Outside the the Tate Modern there were lots of people queing up to have their photos taken with one of the large spider sculptures.
Then at the Centre Pompidou this March I saw more people again taking pictures of themselves with Bourgeois giant spiders. Of course not wanting to miss out on the fun I had to have a picture taken too!
Going around this month’s Gi festival in Glasgow I’ve noticed lots of people doing the same particularly at the Jim Lambie show at GOMA. This fascinates me, Its as though people are treating the art like celebrity.
I want to start collecting these pictures. Although I haven’t managed to get a shot of other people doing it without them noticing… watch this space!