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  • Ends May 10th 2014

  • In her debut exhibition with Lisson, Joyce Pensato presents new paintings of some of her favorite Pop culture subjects including Batman, Donald Duck, and various characters from The Simpsons. The exhibition also features an original large-scale mural and assorted items transported from Pensato’s Brooklyn studio (which she calls “Joyceland”)—notably collections of action figures, stuffed animals, and postcards that have inspired many of the artist’s paintings.

    Joyce Pensato Joyceland

    Mar 26 - May 10, 2014

    Lisson Gallery | London

    27 & 52-54 Bell Street  / +442077242739 / lissongallery.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Ends May 20th 2014

  • Focusing on Peter Doig’s early works, this exhibition features paintings and drawings from the 1980s and includes several that have never before been exhibited. These nascent works, made shortly after the artist settled in London, but before he gained critical recognition in the 1990s, show Doig exploring painterly traditions (ranging from Joan Miró to A. R. Penck) in a variety of techniques.

    Peter Doig Early Works

    Mar 20 - May 20, 2014

    Michael Werner | London

    22 Upper Brook Street  / +442074956855 / michaelwerner.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends May 26th 2014

  • Hailed as the founding father of British Pop art, Richard Hamilton experimented with various styles and mediums over the course of his sixty-year career. The Tate Modern’s retrospective is the first exhibition to embrace the artist’s expansive and diverse oeuvre—from his exhibition designs of the 1950s to his final paintings made in 2011.

    Richard Hamilton

    Feb 13 - May 26, 2014

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 / tate.org.uk/modern
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends May 31st 2014

  • Continuing to mine the frontiers between abstraction/figuration and decorative/functional, Andrea Zittel’s latest body of work includes sculptures, textiles, and works on paper. The varied surfaces—whether woven, painted, or sculpted—relate physically to everyday objects and metaphorically to the different “planes” of human experience.

    Andrea Zittel Physical Matter Reality

    Mar 25 - May 31, 2014

    Sadie Coles | 62 Kingly Street

    62 Kingly Street  / +442074938611 / sadiecoles.com

  • Ends June 21st 2014

  • Focusing on Andreas Gursky’s landscape photographs from the late 1980s and early ’90s, this exhibition offers a look back at the photographer’s work before he began using extensive digital technology. Gursky’s landscapes range from classical pastoral scenes reminiscent of Caspar David Friedrich’s paintings to visions of contemporary tourism, such as a boatload of tourists at Niagra Falls.

    Andreas Gursky Early Landscapes

    Apr 15 - Jun 21, 2014

    Sprüth Magers | London

    7A Grafton Street  / +442074081613 / www.spruethmagers.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm