Art and Speed and Smoke

CULTURE!!

Amy, Sinead and I explored some of the Abu Dhabi Art Fair, starting with “Looking for Pearls” by Rayyane Tabet which involved a trip around LuLu island in a wee boat.  Gorgeous and lovely.

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EXPENSIVE CULTURE!!

The Art Fair proper was a melee of stalls from galleries all over the world trying to punt their wares on rich Emiratis.  Skulls were a worrying popular theme.

Sample conversation:

Gallery Owner: “…yes, Hirst developed his dot paintings whilst experimenting with colour…”

Rich Blonde Lady: (interrupting) “Yah, yah, but the best thing is – it’s small.  I mean you know how few walls I have in my apartment – it’s all GLAAHSS.”

I reckon she bought it.  Needless to say, we weren’t bothered AT ALL.  They must have been able to smell the “poor” from us.

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LOCAL CULTURE!!!

Driving fast, eating shawarma, drinking milkshakes and smoking shisha (apple and mint flavour).

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