With Valentine’s Day around the corner here are a few exhibitions in London that would be great to visit as a last minute date option!
|I Love You by Damien Hirst.
Image courtesy of Paul Stolper Gallery
LOVE – Damien Hirst
Paul Stolper Gallery (February 9th – February 21st 2015)
Love him or hate him, Damien Hirst has an upcoming pop-up exhibition of his prints and sculptural work based around the theme of…you guessed it…LOVE! It is the first time his silk screened, gold leafed butterfly prints ‘LOVE Gold’ will be on display. If you’re looking for an unusual gift for your s/o, the work is all up for sale and starts from £5,000.
Entry is free and remember to check here for more information and for extended opening hours.
|Daughter’s Ballet Shoes submitted by Jane Petkovic
Image courtsey of: The Jewish Museum
Your Jewish Museum: Love
The Jewish Museum (20th January – 19th April 2015)
This temporary exhibition is the first crowd-sourced display the Jewish Museum has showcased. I absolutely love exhibitions like this where members of the public are able to chose their own objects that they would like to exhibit. The objects chosen are of course in relation to the theme of love. Thirty items have been selected that hail from all around the world including, ephemeral objects to objects with deep sentimental value.
The exhibition is free for National Art Pass holders otherwise it is a standard entry of £7.50
For more information please click here
|Masked Man in Pink Tutu.
Image courtesy of Wellcome Library
The Institute of Sexology
Wellcome Collection (20 November 2014 – 20 September 2015)
This exhibition is probably not for the faint hearted or for those who want an awkward first date. Featuring over 200 objects spanning art, rare archival material, erotica, film and photography, this is the first UK exhibition to bring together the pioneers of the study of sex. As it is the Wellcome Collection, do expect a scientific approach to the exhibition. However, be warned: please note that ‘The Institute of Sexology’ includes exhibits and live events of a sexual nature.
Entry is free and for more information please click here