Last week saw the launch of Al Brown’s fourth book, Depot: The Biography of a Restaurant. An in-depth look at how Depot Eatery and Oyster Bar came to be, the new book also explores the restaurant's vision, philosophy, food, service and especially, the incredible staff who run this successful high-octane restaurant. Georgi Waddy had the opportunity to talk to Al on the day of the launch and discover some of his business secrets.
The Picasso Museum was always a favourite haunt - small, quirky, personal and full of Picasso's brilliance. After several years of renovation this renaissance of a Paris landmark has finally awoken again.
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France Frank Gehry, 2014
Nearly a decade in the making, Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton has finally opened its doors. The new art museum and cultural centre is a multi-faceted Crystal Palace for a new age, drawing comparisons to the Sydney Opera House, sailing ships and a colossal iceberg floating in the green sea of Paris’ Bois de Boulogne Park.
Pop Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The wild and heady days of the 60s and 70s are brought to life in the Pop to Popism exhibition. Explore the brash and radical ideas of the Pop art era through over 200 works on display from many of the most well known international and Australian pop artists.