Kehinde Wiley, Fishermen Upon a Lee-shore, in Squally Weather (Zakary Antoine and Nelson Noe?l) (2017). Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery.

We can’t let Miami have all the fun, so let’s take a break from the beach and look across the pond to highlight the major gallery shows in London at the moment. While everyone else in England is a little distracted by all the Meghan Markle-related headlines, now might be the perfect time to slip in some serious art viewing.

For starters, American superstar Kehinde Wiley—of recent Obama-portrait-painting fame—currently has an ambitious exhibition of new work at Stephen Friedman Gallery through the end of January. For some more historical portraiture of a very different era, head over to Robilant & Voena for the noble “Splendour and Magnificence: Art from the European Courts” show, which features court painters such as Anthony van Dyck. Photography aficionados also have plenty to see, with Marian Goodman Gallery’s current Hiroshi Sugimoto solo show, as well as Magnum Photos’ moving presentation of the black-and-white work of American photographers Elliot Erwitt and Matt Black. Also not to be missed are the splashy abstract paintings of Jadé Fadojutimi at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, nor the wide-ranging survey of contemporary German art over at Ben Brown Fine Arts.

In short, London has plenty to keep you busy through the end of the year, and then some. Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and get cracking.

 

Exhibition:Kehinde Wiley: In Search Of the Miraculous
When:
November 24, 2017–January 27, 2018
Where:
Stephen Friedman Gallery, 25-28 Old Burlington Street, London, United Kingdom

Sophie Jung, Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water (2017) installation view. Courtesy of Blain|Southern.

Exhibition:Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water
When:
November 29, 2017–January 13, 2018
Where:
Blain|Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London, United Kingdom

Jadé Fadojutimi, Just a good memory (2017). Courtesy of Pippy Houldsworth Gallery.

Exhibition:Jadé Fadojutimi: Heliophobia
When:
December 1, 2017–January 6, 2018
Where:
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 6 Heddon Street, London, United Kingdom

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Villa Mazzacorrati, Bologna (2015). Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.

Exhibition:Snow White
When:
October 26–December 22, 2017
Where:
Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London, United Kingdom

Leslie Marr, Lake McKerrow, New Zealand (1961). Courtesy of Piano Nobile.

Exhibition:Bomberg / Marr: Spirits in the Mass
When:
November 17, 2017–January 19, 2018
Where:
Piano Nobile, 129 Portland Road, London, United Kingdom

Bartolomeo Passarotti, Portrait of a Lady. Courtesy of Robilant & Voena.

Exhibition:Splendour and Magnificence: Art from the European Courts
When:
December 1, 2017–January 19, 2018
Where:
Robilant & Voena, 38 Dover Street 1st Floor, London, England

“Aspects of German Art (Part Two)” installation view. Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts.

Exhibition:Aspects of German Art (Part Two)
When:
November 29, 2017–January 26, 2018
Where:
Ben Brown Fine Arts, 12 Brook’s Mews, London, United Kingdom

Mary Ramsden, Cassandra (2017). Courtesy of Pilar Corrias.

Exhibition:Mary Ramsden: Couples Therapy
When:
November 16–December 15, 2017
Where:
Pilar Corrias, 54 Eastcastle Street, London, England

Matt Black, A farmer checks his sprinklers. Sylvester, Georgia. USA (2017). Courtesy of Magnum Photos.

Exhibition:American Black & White
When:
November 24, 2017–January 27, 2018
Where:
Magnum Photos, 63 Gee Street, London, United Kingdom

Nadav Kander, Water I, Shoeburyness towards the Isle of Grain, Parts 1, 2 & 3 (2015). Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

Exhibition:Nadav Kander: Dark Line, The Thames Estuary
When:
November 24, 2017–January 27, 2018
Where:
Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London, England

Josh Kline, Sighs of the Times (2017). Courtesy of David Zwirner.

Exhibition:Markers
When:
November 24–December 20, 2017
Where:
David Zwirner, 24 Grafton Street, London, United Kingdom

“Love in a Cold Climate” invitation. Courtesy of the Dot Project.

Exhibition:Love in a Cold Climate
When:
November 30, 2017–January 28, 2018
Where:
The Dot Project, 94 Fulham Road, London, United Kingdom


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