This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
August 19, 2021
If you have been avoiding the idea of a vacation to my hometown because you feared it would be too much of a culture shock, I have great news. A local artist has decided it’s time we become more like our American cousins – the ones from Santa Monica, to be specific.
I’ve spoken of Stuart Semple before, as he is very much one of my heroes. A couple of years ago, Semple found himself irritated by the actions of fellow artist Anish Kapoor when he licensed for his own exclusive use the darkest shade of black mankind had ever been able to make.
Semple retaliated by making the pinkest poss...