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#119 Estorick Collection

October 17, 2011

The Estorick Gallery, looking quietly confident.

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.

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