Somerset House - originally built by the Duke of Somerset in 1549 as an imposing residence, he was executed at Tower Hill & the house passed to the Crown. After a long decline it was rebuilt in 1775 as a civic building and parts of it have remained in government use since. The Courtauld Gallery is here, it's a popular and photogenic place to ice skate in winter, and during the summer it stages gigs, films & fountain fun in the courtyard. WC2, Temple Tube.
Mark Hearld Artist and designer Mark Hearld presents a solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) that showcases Hearld’s practice which stems from a love of the British countryside, curiosity for objects and a magpie approach to collecting. Here is a chance to win his first monographic publication Work Book, published by Merrell. Closes 19 December 2012
Val Bertoia : 1/12 Male Model Sculpture | From a unique collection of antique and modern sculptures at http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/more-furniture-collectibles/sculptures/val-bertoia-1-12-male-model-sculpture/id-f_1191132/.