I was lucky to be able to go the the private view of Hume/Caulfield exhibition at the Tate Britain. There was plenty of wine (and non-alcoholic cocktails) to keep you hydrated whilst listening to Observer art critic, Laura Cummings, give a brief overview. It is an exhibition of two halves.
I knew nothing about Gary Hume, so I was very interest in seeing this section, and even managed to get a couple of notation sketches down before I became too self-conscious. The pieces are very flat and highly glossy, so not my favourite style of painting, but certainly intriguing.
Patrick Caulfield I like, though I definitely prefer his earlier work to the patterned later pieces. I think most people there tonight made a bee-line for this section, I suppose he is the more well-known of the two. I’m not sure if the exhibition really “says” anything, I’m probably the worst person to question about that, but it is worth a visit. However, don’t take my word for it, check it out yourselves and let me know what you think.