Hampstead Heath - a Luxurious Refuge Near London for Poets, Artists and Dreamers
Location: Hampstead Heath
Address: Hampstead Heath
Welcome to Hampstead Heath, a little corner of paradise where, one Sunday over a century ago, you could even see Karl Marx taking a stroll, along with poets, intellectuals and simple dreamers, all looking for a tiny refuge in which to enjoy a few minutes of silence. Around the park is the village of the same name which was a favourite destination for personalities like Sigmund Freud, T. S. Eliot, Robert Louis Stevenson and H. G. Wells. Hampstead Village was also home to writer P. L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, who envisioned the roof of the Admiral’s House as home to the eccentric Admiral Boom. Hampstead Heath is also a perfect place for sports with a running track, an education centre, plenty of spaces created expressly for children, three wading pools and even a beach club.
The last decade of work by the New York artist is narrated by a rich selection of paintings and drawings. There’s a special focus on the works against the violence against African-Americans, because art can also bear witness.