Last Saturday I took a day trip to London to visit the Vorticist exhibition at the Tate Gallery. It was well worth it, and I recommend that you see it before it ends.
The curator has done a really good job of showing that the movement encompassed more artists than simply Wyndham Lewis; Gaudia Brzeska’s sculpture is rather prominent, as are Edward Wadsworth’s prints, and the exhibition concludes with a selection of Coburn’s ‘Vortographs’. That said, I would have made the journey simply to see Epstein’s Rock Drill, which stand triumphantly before you upon entrance, and Rock Drill II which cowers by the exit, neatly summing up the entire movement and Great War zeitgeist.
In retrospect the £20 for the reprinted BLAST manifesto is probably fair, but unfortunately at the time I didn’t have enough money with me to shell out for it, I think I’ll try and find a copy on Amazon.