The Haunch of Venison on London’s Bond Street has a brilliant free exhibition on right now called The Mystery of Appearance. It was fantastic to see lesser-known pieces by Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and David Hockney, but for me, the star of the show was Frank Auerbach. It’s a shame that the internet isn’t 3D, as to really get a sense of these amazing paintings you have to get close to the thick layers of paint. I wrote ‘ordered chaos’ in my notebook, also ‘intense movement’. Epic! Love the dense, muted colours, too. Just the thing to inspire the team as we begin to think about shoots for Autumn/Winter 2012. Mo.x


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