#119 Estorick Collection
London’s studded with tiny galleries that cater discreetly to art-loving locals. They may not get the big-name exhibitions, but they motor on happily enough, quenching the middle-class thirst for art in the semi-suburbs.
The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art is a great example. Housing a permanent collection of early 20th-century Futurist-related art, including some iconic elongated forms by Modigliani. There’s a real sense of naive enthusiasm about a super-mechanised, industrial future here that’s rather touching. It’s only round the corner from Highbury and Islington tube station. So, you know, go.