Must-See Art Guide: London
This week's guide features Richard Smith, Lisa Yuskavage, Gilbert & George, and more.
With Masterpiece London in full swing, now is a good time as any for art in the English capitol. Since its debut in 2010, the fair has established itself as leading force in what it calls “cross-collecting,” where buyers are encouraged to seek out artworks across eras in an approach that’s more fun and dynamic than chronological.
No trip to London would be complete without a visit to its stellar galleries, however, so be sure to include the following on your itinerary: Go see Lisa Yuskavage’s bombastic new work on view at David Zwirner in the artist’s first show since her museum survey over two years ago. Then, head over to Flowers Gallery for a survey of the criminally underrated Richard Smith, an artist who managed to successfully dismantle the canvas in new and surprising ways for over five decades. Fans of the impish Gilbert & George can enjoy some of the duo’s work at Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, while Modernist sculpture fans have the chance to see a very nice selection of Auguste Rodin figurines and drawings at Bowman Sculpture.
Whatever may be happening with politics, public housing, or the fallout of Brexit, London’s artists and art scene remains undaunted. Find our full list of picks below.
Exhibition: “Richard Smith: Work of Five Decades”
When: June 9–July 15, 2017
Where: Flowers Gallery, 21 Cork Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Lisa Yuskavage”
When: June 7–July 28, 2017
Where: David Zwirner, 24 Grafton Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Rodin: The Birth of Modern Sculpture”
When: June 7–July 27, 2017
Where: Bowman Sculpture, 6 Duke Street St. James’s, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Gilbert & George: Drinking Pieces & Video Sculpture 1972–73”
When: April 28–July 29, 2017
Where: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 37 Dover Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic”
When: April 26–August 28, 2017
Where: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, Untied Kingdom
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