Having only recently become aware of the existence of the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, I decided to visit it this afternoon and happened upon the first UK retrospective exhibition of Japanese artist Atsuko Tanaka (1932–2005).
Further below you can view photographs I’ve taken of the exhibition.
The Ikon Gallery is a modern gallery space set within a beautiful neo-gothic building. It houses not only two floors of exhibition space but a wonderful book store and cafe (nice large outdoor seating area also).
I did also observe that the male receptionist is a major hottie.
The Ikon Shop contains a sizeable range of niche art, fashion and design books amongst other items that arty types would like. I was extremely pleased to spot this in the illustration section!
These two above are of the famous ‘electric dress’.