WhatMuseums & Galleries
20/02/2019 - 02/06/2019
Bankside, SE1 9TG
Ages 12–18 £5
Under 12s Free
This review comes with a health warning.
We loved it and think kids will respond to the bonkers, pastel coloured sculptures really positively. But there are a few (not that big) shagging pictures. Not unhappy shagging (quite the reverse) but definitely graphic.
That said, do go. A self-taught artist, West's world is full of humour and provocation. We are meant to react and interact. Chairs out of scrap metal, paper mâché sculptures for you to interact with 'in private behind the curtains', carpet covered sofas, videos of flushing toilets...
Ages 12–18 £5
Under 12s Free
Bankside, SE1 9TG
020 7887 8888
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Mr Bond, I presume?
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Contemporary art gallery brilliantly set up for families.
Fab contemporary art at two locations in Kensington Gardens
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Many previously classified objects are on public display for the first time.
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The Saatchi's cool cafe and bar serves up delicious treats from dawn 'til dusk.
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