Thursday, 10 September 2015

The V&A and the Tower of Babel

I was so excited to see this piece - The Tower of Babel -  displayed at the V&A. Consisting of 3000 bone china shops (each around 10 cm high), this exhibit by the artist Barnaby Barford, went on public view just a few days ago. I love the way each tiny shop represents a real shop in London and that you can buy one of them too! I have to confess I have bought one or two.
Each is glazed with a photograph of a shop spanning everything from derelict shops to buildings like Harrods. I would recommend you visit it soon - the crowds were building whilst we were there today. You can get up close to the 'shops' - which is your favourite?

I hope you get a chance to see it. The exhibition is on until 1st November 2015.

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