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Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

This exhibition is the first monographic presentation of Alexander Calder’s work in a Los Angeles museum. It brings together a range of nearly fifty abstract sculptures, including mobiles, stabiles, and maquettes for larger outdoor works, that span more than four decade of Calder’s career.

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK at British Library

‘Comics Unmasked’ is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of mainstream and underground comics, showcasing works that uncompromisingly address politics, gender, violence, sexuality and altered states. This exhibition traces the British comics tradition back through classic 1970s titles to 19th century illustrated reports of Jack the Ripper and beyond. 

Peter Blake: Pop Victoriana at Watts Gallery

The irrepressible Godfather of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake is currently showing a captivating selection of his original limited edition prints at Watts Gallery in Guilford. The exhibition includes a broad cross section of the artist's work, ranging from the rare ‘Through the Looking Glass’ series produced in 1970, right up to modern day ‘Found Art’ pieces and collages like ‘The Wooden Puzzle Series’. 

City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection at The Museum of the City of New York

‘City as Canvas’ is the first exhibition of the treasure trove of 1970s and ‘80s graffiti amassed by artist and pioneering collector Martin Wong, who donated the entire collection to the City Museum in 1994. The exhibition features seminal paintings by many New York graffiti artists, as well as photographs by Charlie Ahearn, Henry Chalfont, Martha Cooper, and others. 

Frida Kahlo at Scuderie del Quirinale

Frida Kahlo the rebel, the ‘ocultdora’, is the very symbol of the artistic avant-garde and exuberance of Mexican culture in the 20th century. This exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale explores Frida Kahlo’s artistic career from start to finish. 

Designing the Everyday: from Bloomsbury and Ravilious to the present day at Towner

In 1934, Harrods hosted an exhibition called Modern Art for the Table featuring some of the greatest names of British art including Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Laura Knight and Duncan Grant. Yet the display was not of their paintings but tea services, vases and wine glasses.

For Your Eyes Only: A Private Collection, from Mannerism to Surrealism at Peggy Guggenheim Collection

This exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents to the general public for the first time the Richard and Ulla Dreyfus-Best Collection which was collected by the Basel-based art collectors over the course of more than thirty years. The exhibition is curated by Andreas Beyer, professor of Art History at the University of Basel.

Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

‘Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe’ is the first comprehensive overview of the influential movement to be shown in the United States of one of Europe’s most important 20th century avant-garde movements. The exhibition features over 360 works, including several never before seen outside of Italy. 

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the artist’s paper cut-outs made between 1943 and 1954. It brings together around 120 works, many seen together for the first time, in a groundbreaking reassessment of Matisse’s colourful and innovative final works. 

Matisse from SFMOMA at Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

This joint exhibition brings together the work of Henri Matisse from both the San Francisco of Modern Art and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The exhibition features 23 paintings, sculptures and works on paper tracing four decades of Matisse’s career.

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