Must-See Art Guide: London

This week's guide features Hank Willis Thomas, Catherine Opie, Jeff Elrod, and more.

Hank Willis Thomas, Visa (2017). Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts.

Frieze Week is upon us, making London fuller of galleries than ever. The fair is host to over 160 international galley powerhouses bringing together the very best in contemporary art in one blockbuster collector’s dream. Need help navigating the tent? We’ve got you covered. Want to know some of the hottest museum exhibitions in the city at the same time? We’ve got those too.

But not to be missed are the bevy of local gallery shows, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites. From the new, bold graphic work of Hank Willis Thomas to the elegant photography on view at Prahlad Bubbar Ltd, there’s something for everyone and enough to keep you busy all week. Of particular note is the celebration of Lisson Gallery’s 50th anniversary with the supergroup show “EVERYTHING AT ONCE.” Lisson has gathered 45 new and historic works by 24 of the artists represented by the historic gallery, and will feature some of the biggest, most spectacular installations you’re likely to find—inside London or out. It’s pretty unmissable.

Find our full list of picks below, and get outside the tent.


Exhibition:Hank Willis Thomas: The Beautiful Game
October 5–November 24, 2017
Ben Brown Fine Arts, 12 Brook’s Mews, London, United Kingdom

Jack Whitten, Yellow Cross for Naomi (1980). Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

Exhibition:More Dimensions Than You Know: Jack Whitten, 1979–1989
September 27–November 18, 2017
Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row, London, United Kingdom

Martin Basher, Untitled (2017). Courtesy of Sophia Contemporary Gallery.

Exhibition:Im/material: Painting in the Digital Age
September 29–November 17, 2017
Sophia Contemporary Gallery, 11 Grosvenor Street, London, United Kingdom

Amar Kanwar, Such a morning (2017). Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.

Exhibition:Such a Morning
September 19–October 14, 2017
Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London, United Kingdom

Aleah Chapin, Under the Curve Of Time (2017), Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

Exhibition:Aleah Chapin: Within Wilds
October 4–November 4, 2017
Flowers Gallery, 21 Cork Street, London, United Kingdom

Nicola Hicks, Brave (2012). Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

Exhibition:Nicola Hicks
September 20–November 11, 2017
Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London, United Kingdom

Arcangelo Sassolino. Courtesy of Repetto Gallery.

Exhibition:Arcangelo Sassolino: Matter Revealed
September 28–October 27, 2017
Repetto Gallery, 23 Bruton Street, London, United Kingdom

Toby Boothman, Girl with the Red Turban. Courtesy of Plus One Gallery.

Exhibition:Autumn Show
September 20–November 4, 2017
Plus One Gallery, B & C Trafalgar House Juniper Drive, London, United Kingdom

“EVERYTHING AT ONCE.” Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.

When: October 5, 2017–December 10, 2017
 Lisson Gallery, Store Studios 180 The Strand, London, United Kingdom


Anne Rothenstein, Flood. Courtesy of Beaux Arts.

Exhibition:Anne Rothenstein
When: September 7–October 14, 2017
Beaux Arts, 48 Maddox Street, London, United Kingdom


Gianni Berengo Gardin, On a Vaparetto (1960). Courtesy of Prahlad Bubbar Ltd.

Exhibition:The Italians
When:  September 20–October 17, 2017
Prahlad Bubbar Ltd, 33 Cork Street, London, United Kingdom


Jeff Elrod, Lucky Strike (2017). Courtesy of Simon Lee.

Exhibition:Jeff Elrod
When: September 8–October 21, 2017
Simon Lee, 12 Berkeley Street, London, United Kingdom


Catherine Opie, David (2017). Courtesy of Thomas Dane Gallery.

Exhibition:Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes
When: October 3–November 18, 2017
Thomas Dane Gallery, 3 Duke Street St James’s, London, United Kingdom

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