Art Weekly Digest: London 05 - 11 March, 2018

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  Pablo Picasso, Nude in a Black Armchair (Nu au Fauteuil noir) 1932, Private Collection Courtesy of Richard Gray Gallery

Pablo Picasso, Nude in a Black Armchair (Nu au Fauteuil noir) 1932, Private Collection Courtesy of Richard Gray Gallery

Surprisingly, this is the first ever solo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. In 1932, Picasso created a ground-breaking series of paintings and prints that showed the very height of his artistic power. This show consists of more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings created that year, referred to as “the year of wonders”, and which offer a great opportunity to glimpse into his personal life, rising fame and the signs of tragedy. One exhibition highlight is three of Picasso’s extraordinary paintings that feature his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter, which will be shown together for the first time since created over a period of just five days in March 1932.

The exhibition will be on view until Sept .9 at the Tate Modern; Bankside London SE1 9TG

 

In Focus

Source and Stimulus: Polke, Lichtenstein, Laing

  Roy Lichtenstein, Little Aloha 1962, Courtesy of the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Little Aloha 1962, Courtesy of the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

“Source and Stimulus" is an exhibition devoted to the Ben-Day dot. In the late 19th century, the American illustrator and publisher Benjamin Day developed a cost-effective printing technique that used dots in different densities to reproduce images on a mass scale. The legendary trio of artists created their own visual vocabulary, which is very much associated with the Pop Art movement of the 1960s.

The exhibition is on view until April 21, at Levy Gorvy Gallery; 22 Old Bond Street, W1S 4PY

 

Time To Book

DE-CONSTRUCTING COLLECTIONS

  Oriol Vilanova, Anything, Everything, 2015-ongoing. Courtesy: the artist and M - Museum Leuven

Oriol Vilanova, Anything, Everything, 2015-ongoing. Courtesy: the artist and M - Museum Leuven

Inspired by the research residencies that form part of Collecting as Practice, this discourse will explore the colonial history of collecting within the UK, and curatorial and artistic strategies to continue to collect and create new meaning for collections both in the UK and internationally. Amongst the speakers will be researcher Claire Wintle, Ghanaian writer and filmmaker Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, artist Avani Tanya and art historian Devika Singh.

This talk takes place on March 8, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Delfina Foundation; 29-31 Catherine Pl, Victoria, London SW1E 6DY

 

Hymn For The Weekend

360: Rachel Rossin

  Rachel Rossin, Subsurface Scattering, 2016, Courtesy of Zieher Smith gallery

Rachel Rossin, Subsurface Scattering, 2016, Courtesy of Zieher Smith gallery

After decades in slow-going gestation, VR technology, once thought to be pure fantasy, is finally breaking through to the art world. Throughout the year, the Zabludowicz Collection will present Virtual Reality works in a dedicated environment. “360” gives a unique opportunity to see how artists are experimenting with this new technology in increasingly ambitious ways, creating immersive experiences. The opening show will have Rachel Rossin’s, I Came and Went as a Ghost Hand (Cycle 2), 2015, where viewers will experience her depiction of personal spaces, studios and bedrooms created from digitally manipulated images.

The exhibition is on view until March 18 at the Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3PT

 

Last Chance To See

The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

  Henri Matisse, Odalisque couchée aux magnolias (1923). Photo: courtesy of Christie's.

Henri Matisse, Odalisque couchée aux magnolias (1923). Photo: courtesy of Christie's.

Christie’s has been selected as the global auction house for The Collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller. Titled as the most valuable philanthropic auction ever - all proceeds will be donated to charity - this vast collection will be offered for sale in May 2018 at its flagship auction rooms in Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City.  Gathered over a lifetime and handed down from previous generations, this collection reflects the Rockefeller family’s deep, life-long passion for Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works of art, American paintings, alongside with Asian works of art, European ceramics and Chinese export porcelain. Amongst great masterpieces, there is one by Henri Matisse - Odalisque couchée aux magnolias (1923), a painting of a reclining nude, which is expected to set a new world auction record for the artist at an estimated $50 million.

The collection will be on view until March 8, at Christies; 8 King Street, St. James's, SW1Y 6QT and will tour afterwards to Paris and Los Angeles