september, 2016

201624sep(sep 24)1:00 am02jan(jan 2)1:00 amAbstract ExpressionismRoyal Academy of Arts6 Burlington Gardens London W1S 3ET

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Abstract Expressionism will forever be associated with the energy and vibrancy of 1950s New York. Artists like Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning injected a new sense of confidence in painting, experimenting with improvisation, spontaneity and colour.

This ambitious and long overdue exhibition will bring together some of the finest works associated with the movement from around the world.London has seen retrospectives of the most famous proponents of Abstract Expressionism over the decades, but this is the first time since 1959 that the movement as a whole will be represented in one landmark show. It is an opportunity for us to re-evaluate an artistic phenomenon, and make the case that far from being unified, Abstract Expressionism was in fact far more complex and ever-changing. In addition to featuring work of the most celebrated artists associated with the movement: Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still, de Kooning, Smith, Reinhardt and Gorky, we will also display work by lesser-known – but no less influential – artists to reveal the extraordinary breadth of a movement that gave New York City an artistic identity for the first time.



September 24 (Saturday) 1:00 am - January 2 (Monday) 1:00 am


Royal Academy of Arts

6 Burlington Gardens London W1S 3ET

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