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The exhibition catalogue of Gavin Turk at Newport Street Gallery. Currently showing – until 19th March 2017. RRP £25
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This fully illustrated catalogue is published on the occasion of ‘Now’, a solo show of work by Jeff Koons presented at Damien Hirst’s exhibition space, Newport Street Gallery, London (May – October 2016). RRP £50
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Polly Morgan is an accomplished taxidermist who uses her skills to create work in a contemporary context. In this work she continues her series, using taxidermy snakes.
The Complete Spot Paintings is the first and most significant documentation of Damien Hirst’s iconographic spot paintings and this comprehensive publication spans his career. Every spot painting Hirst has produced is included in this substantial publication with over 99% of them illustrated. RRP £195
6th April - 18th May 2013
Galerie Eva Presenhuber is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Karen Kilimnik, featuring for the first time a major group of photography. The American artist, who has been represented by Eva Presenhuber since 1995, became known in the early nineties. Following major overview exhibitions at the ICA, Philadelphia (2006), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2008), the ARC in Paris (2006), the Serpentine Gallery in London (2007), and a fantastic overview in 2012 at the Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT she worked on the complete stage setting for Serge Lifar’s ballett “Psyché” at the Garnier Opera in Paris. For her show for Zurich, Karen Kilimnik concentrates for the first time mainly on her photographic oeuvre what became more and more important through the last years. Also on view will be new oil paintings and objects, carefully arranged in a spatial situation that the artist has created specially for this Zurich show.
For more information on the exhibition, visit the Galerie Eva Presenhuber website.
18 April 2013 – 15 May 2013
Now firmly established in the art world calendar Drawing Biennial 2013 presents the latest developments in contemporary drawing and demonstrates the crucial role that drawing plays in contemporary art practices. Curated by Drawing Room directors, over 200 artists are invited to make an original drawing in any medium on an A4 sheet of paper. The Biennial presents an insight into contemporary artists approach and relationship to drawing, often exposing the first intimations of a new body of work, providing insights into previously hidden working processes or revealing atypical modes of work.
Rachel Howard, Dear Sister, 2013, oil on paper, 29.7 x 21cm
The artists also kindly donate their drawings to raise crucial funds for Drawing Room's programme, with the works available on our online auction throughout the 4 weeks of the exhibition.
Since 2003, Drawing Room has been gifted over 1,300 drawings by established and emerging national and international artists. Participating artists include those who may not be known for their drawing and often their donated drawing initiates a new body of work:
From a starting price of £250, the format of the silent auction means anyone can bid (either on line, on the phone or in person) for an original work of art, whether it is their a first ever purchase, or an acquisitions for a major collection.
Drawing Room is the only public, non-profit gallery in the UK and Europe dedicated to the investigation and presentation of international contemporary drawing.
Drawing Biennial 2013, Installation shot, Image courtesy of Dan Weill
For more information visit The Drawing Room website.
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Thursday 2nd May marks the launch of ‘A Decisive Blow Against If’. This will be their first painting exhibition with writer and artist Harland Miller, following a successful run of print collaborations. The new works based on colourful Penguin Play covers, will be exhibited in the Other Criteria gallery on New Bond Street until 11 June.
Continuing from his renowned series of paintings based of the dust jackets of Penguin books, Miller combines the style and colour inherent in the Penguin plays and finds a way to marry aspects of Pop Art, abstraction and figurative painting at once, with his writer’s love of text. The ensuing images are humorous, sardonic and nostalgic at the same time, while the painting style hints at the dog-eared, scuffed covers of Penguin books themselves, giving the feeling of familiarity assonated with a loved book.
Miller says "Because these paintings reference PLAYS, there's an implied sense of drama in which you read the text, at least I think there is; I've always been playing with this idea of the characters in the texts (the characters I've made up) having a kind of spectral life behind the painting itself and perhaps the sense of theatricality makes that easier to buy into. The covers are also blown up, which suggests some kind of comment on the content as being perhaps larger than life; as do the color combinations – mine that is, not the original designers, which interestingly seem to have no correlation between the subject and the colour register or kick back you get from it. A lot of the plays that were published in this series were perhaps seen as hard going or dull compared to the more radical drama of the 60's, so perhaps this was an attempt to make them seem more modern, which could be why some of the titles I've used, such as Pipe Down Cunt which might still be unacceptable as a title in the literary world, seem to sit or work well in these pictures.
18th - 21st April 2013
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Other Criteria, Stand A1-58 Brussels Expo (Heysel) - Halls 1 & 3 Place de Belgique, 1 BE-1020 Brussels
David Bailey's East End Faces at William Morris Gallery
Until 26 May 2013
David Bailey’s iconic photographs immortalised 1960s London. When he turned his camera east, he photographed the part of London he grew up in. As he expressed it recently, ‘London’s East End is in my DNA’. This exhibition brings together intimate portraits of the characters, faces and streetscapes he encountered in the East End during the 1960s.