I'm travelling with Dr Johnson, tempered by the emollient Boswell.
Nowadays, Americans go to Norway. Esperanza Rosales forsook Brooklyn for Oslo where she set up an art gallery. It's called VI, VII and pronounced 'sixes and sevens' in a sort of reverse Featherstonehaugh.
Another import, Richard Bowers, is a Sinatra-style crooner from Taunton, now settled in Oslo where his Greek girlfriend runs a restaurant.
It's egalitarian here. 'They don't say "please",' Richard confides. 'They don't need to.
The exhibition Back to Life shows my drawings of the progress of The Violet Crab, a cabaret-themed exhibition by Than Hussein Clark at the David Roberts Art Foundation in London which I've blogged about here (there's more than one post so please scroll down).
The Oslo gallery VI, VII is at Tordenskiolds gate 12; please check opening times online; closes 17 July.
The dancer in the pictures is Ayumi LaNoire.
More pictures if you scroll down.
|My drawing of photographer Josh Redman - not his photos|
|Oslo shop window|