Andy Warhol, Lucy Jones and Italian Pop

Warhol Icons, Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, London W1, until 26th June 2016

Andy Warhol Blackglama (Judy Garland) 1985

Andy Warhol
Blackglama (Judy Garland) 1985

This is the gallery’s first exhibition solely focusing on the works of Andy Warhol.  It is wide-ranging with over a hundred works on display, including iconic figures, early works and the Anatom (Rado Watches) which was one of his last works.

Andy Warhol Paramount 1985

Andy Warhol
Paramount 1985

http://www.halcyongallery.com

 

Lucy Jones, The Cycle Of Life, Flowers, 21 Cork Street, London W1, until 21st May 2016

Lucy Jones, Sitting, 2015, Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm (c) Lucy Jones, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

Lucy Jones,
Sitting, 2015,
Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm
(c) Lucy Jones, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

This exhibition of new portraits and landscape paintings is well worth seeing.  Her portraits are frank and also revealing of the sitter’s inner persona but handled with great understanding. Her landscapes are a personal interpretation of the countryside along the border between England and Wales and like her portraits there is a personal resonance in them.  The artist describes her process as “grabbing hold” and “pinning down” the essence and colour of the place.

Lucy Jones, Tree, 2015, Oil on canvas, 91 x 122 cm (c) Lucy Jones, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

Lucy Jones,
Tree, 2015,
Oil on canvas, 91 x 122 cm
(c) Lucy Jones, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

www.flowersgallery.com

 

Italian Pop, Tornabuoni Art, 46 Albemarle Street W1, until 18th June 2016

Mimmo Rotella Italia e Corona , 1962 Decollage on canvas 22.4 x 22.4 in / 57 x 57 cm Courtesy Tornabuoni Art

Mimmo Rotella
Italia e Corona , 1962
Decollage on canvas
22.4 x 22.4 in / 57 x 57 cm
Courtesy Tornabuoni Art

This is a heady celebration of the Italian Pop Art movement which came to the fore in the early 1960s.  The gallery’s director, Ursula Casamonti, sums it up saying “We wanted to provide a counterpoint to Italian post-war abstraction and the Milanese avant-garde that we typically show at Tornabuoni Art and present a different side to the Italian 1960s, one driven by Rome and by the people’s relationship to Italian culture and the ‘Dolce Vita’.”

The artists included in this striking show are: Valerio Adami, Franco Angeli, Mario Ceroli, Tano Festa, Giosetta Fioroni, Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano and Cesare Tacchi

Cesare Tacchi, I guardiani della primavera Pop, 2006 paint on printed fabric and relief (triptych) 210 x 300 cm / 82.7 x 118 Courtesy Tornabuoni Art

Cesare Tacchi,
I guardiani della primavera Pop, 2006
paint on printed fabric and relief (triptych)
210 x 300 cm / 82.7 x 118
Courtesy Tornabuoni Art

www.tornabuoniart.com

 

 

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