Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Survey of Major Works, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, 28 Duke Street, St. James’s, London SW1, until 28th March 2015
What better way to mark the opening of their new gallery in a very impressive space created from a car park by Nick Gowing architects, just opposite the side entrance of Fortnum & Mason and the perfect place for exhibitions?
Robert Motherwell, born on 24th January 1915, was a major figure of the Abstract Expressionism Movement which emerged in New York in the 1940s. By the 1960s Motherwell was also working on other ideas – collages, series of paintings and printing prolifically.
The show includes many notable works including Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 130, which was part of a series he first started in 1947 and continued working on until his death in 1991.