Must-See Art Guide: London 2016

This week's guide includes Cecily Brown, David Hockney, Antony Donaldson, and more.

Antony Donaldson, Study for ‘Three Pictures of You’ (1962). Courtesy of Whitford Fine Art Gallery.

Attention all Londoners: if you’re still reeling from the aftermath of #Brexit, consider taking a break from politics and hitting up the Masterpiece London art fair. The event runs through July 6 and you don’t want to miss out, especially if you voted remain—many British artists signed a petition against Brexit and you may find yourself in like-minded company. Over 150 leading galleries participate in this cross-collecting art fair, showcasing works that range from Ancient Greek busts to vibrant silkscreens by Andy Warhol. The exhibitions span over 5,000 years of art history, so if you find yourself overwhelmed by the staggering combination of aesthetics, take a breather and explore the numerous galleries and landmarks nearby. The fair is conveniently housed in the Royal Hospital Chelsea, right in the heart of London’s swanky Chelsea district. Stop by the SAATCHI Gallery for thought-provoking Modern art and installations (and superb high tea), or lose yourself in the posh shops of nearby Sloane Square. By the end of your trip, you’ll be well-dressed, well-fed, and well-versed in the dynamic world of international art (and hopefully, momentarily distracted from the Brexit debacle).

Achille Salvagni, Bubbles (2013). Courtesy of Achille Salvagni Atelier Gallery.

Achille Salvagni, Bubbles (2013). Courtesy of Achille Salvagni Atelier Gallery.

Exhibition:Cocktail Hour
When:
May 25–August 27, 2016
Where:
Achille Salvagni Atelier Gallery, 12 Grafton Street, London, United Kingdom

Alex Yanes, Ghost (2016). Courtesy of StolenSpace Gallery.

Alex Yanes, Ghost (2016). Courtesy of StolenSpace Gallery.

Exhibition: Alex Yanes: Way-out
When: J
une 3–July 3, 2016
Where:
StolenSpace Gallery, 17 Osborne Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Pop Art Heroes: Pop, Pin-Ups & Politics
When:
May 27–July 1, 2016
Where:
Whitford Fine Art Gallery, 6 Duke Street, London, United Kingdom

Bas Jan Ader, Broken fall (geometric), Westkapelle, Holland (1971). Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery.

Bas Jan Ader, Broken fall (geometric), Westkapelle, Holland (1971). Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery.

Exhibition: Bas Jan Ader
When:
June 24–August 26, 2016
Where:
Simon Lee Gallery, 12 Berkeley Street, London, United Kingdom

Dubuffet, Installation view, Timothy Taylor Gallery. Courtesy of Timothy Taylor Gallery.

Dubuffet, Installation view, Timothy Taylor Gallery. Courtesy of Timothy Taylor Gallery.

Exhibition: Dubuffet: late paintings
When:
May 20–July 2, 2016
Where:
Timothy Taylor Gallery, 15 Carlos Place, London, United Kingdom

Photo by Luke Andrew Walker, Installation view. Courtesy of Mazzoleni Gallery.

Photo by Luke Andrew Walker, Installation view. Courtesy of Mazzoleni Gallery.

Exhibition: Pittura Analitica, 1970s
When: May 18–July 22, 2016
Where:
Mazzoleni Gallery, 27 Albemarle Street, London, United Kingdom

Manolo Valdés, Butterflies (2016). Courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art.

Manolo Valdés, Butterflies (2016). Courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art.

Exhibition: Manolo Valdés: Recent work–Paintings and Sculptures
When: June 10–July 16, 2016
Where:
Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, 6 Albemarle Street, London, United Kingdom

Guillermo Kuitca, Installation view, Hauser & Wirth London. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

Guillermo Kuitca, Installation view, Hauser & Wirth London. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

Exhibition: Guillermo Kuitca
When: May 27–July 30, 2016
Where: Hauser & Wirth Gallery, 23 Savile Row, London, United Kingdom

Salvatore Scarpitta, Scribe (1962). Courtesy of M7L Fine Art Gallery.

Salvatore Scarpitta, Scribe (1962). Courtesy of M7L Fine Art Gallery.

Exhibition:Salvatore Scarpitta
When:
June 10–July 22, 2016
Where: M&L Fine Art Gallery, 15 Old Bond Street, London, United Kingdom

Li Huasheng, 1363 (2013). Courtesy of The Mayor Gallery.

Li Huasheng, 1363 (2013). Courtesy of The Mayor Gallery.

Exhibition: “Li Huasheng: The Meditation Room”
When:
June 2–July 28, 2016
Where: The Mayor Gallery, 21 Cork Street, London, United Kingdom

Cecily Brown, Installation view, Thomas Dane Gallery. Courtesy of Thomas Dane Gallery.

Cecily Brown, Installation view, Thomas Dane Gallery. Courtesy of Thomas Dane Gallery.

Exhibition: “Cecily Brown: Madrepora
When:
June 11–July 23, 2016
Where:
Thomas Dane Gallery, 3 & 11 Duke Street, London, United Kingdom

David Hockney, Untitled No.4 (2010). Courtesy of Annely Juda Fine Art.

David Hockney, Untitled No.4 (2010). Courtesy of Annely Juda Fine Art.

Exhibition: “David Hockney, The Yosemite Suite
When:
June 28–August 19, 2016
Where: Annely Juda Fine Art, 23 Dering Street, London, United Kingdom

 

 

 


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