TONY SALAME’S DIARY: LONDON CALLING
(Left) When in London, the Connaught Hotel is my favourite place to stay. It is situated in the traditional Mayfair area, plus they have a great restaurant by Hélène Darroze. (Center) This is the bar in the Connaught, where the Bloody Mary is a must. (Right) For lunch with Art we headed down the road to Scott’s fish restaurant.
(Left) Inside Scott’s you can find a sculpture called ‘Spinning Heads in Reverse’, by Tim Noble and Sue Webster. (Right) On their walls hangs ‘The bouquet’ by Gary Hume. It’s a contemporary portrait of the late Margaret Thatcher. (Right) Plus, down the stairs is the work of Martin Creed. We at Aïshti Foundation share the same artist.
(Left) Next up is Lichtenstein’s retrospective at the Tate. So strong! (Right) I’ll be heading back soon for Saloua’s show soon. Good to see that Averda is the main supporter.
(Left) Then it’s over to meet David Adjaye and his team to check the final details of the Aïshti Foundation. (Center) For dinner we head to Zuma, which is still a great spot and remains on my ‘London to-do list’. (Right) The bar and grill are always packed at Zuma, making for a fun atmosphere.