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Wednesday, September 28

  • Ends October 1st 2016

  • Dorothea Tanning’s final paintings—made in a last burst of creative energy between 1997 and 1998, when the artist was eighty-six—depict imaginary floral specimens. Originally published as illustrations in the poetry anthology Another Language of Flowers (1998), these alluringly erotic blooms feature human as well as botanical parts.

    Dorothea Tanning Flower Paintings

    Sep 1 - Oct 1, 2016

    Alison Jacques Gallery

    16 - 18 Berners Street  / +442076314720 / alisonjacquesgallery.com
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Ends October 21st 2016

  • Heinzmann’s latest expressionist paintings feature bright splashes of pigment on epoxy-covered aluminum whose hard surfaces have been punctured with Fontanaesque cuts. Rhythmic, vibrant, and textural, these paintings evoke the perverse beauty of detonations, eruptions, and gashes.

    Thilo Heinzmann To Be And To Be

    Sep 15 - Oct 21, 2016

    Carl Freedman Gallery

    29 Charlotte Road  / +442076848890 / carlfreedman.com
    Wed - Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends October 23rd 2016

  • This comprehensive presentation of Eggleston’s portraits spans fifty years of the artist’s output. In addition to portraits of blues musician Fred McDowell in his casket and actor/director Dennis Hopper driving in the outback, the exhibition includes never-before-seen black-and-white prints from the 1960s that show the artist’s unromanticized view of daily life in America.

    William Eggleston Portraits

    Jul 21 - Oct 23, 2016

    National Portrait Gallery

    St. Martin's Place  / +442073060055 / npg.org.uk
    Mon - Wed 10am to 6pm, Thu - Fri 10am to 9pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends November 4th 2016

  • Featuring clouds and vapor trails, Tacita Dean’s hand-drawn color lithographs depict the LA skies the artist marveled at during her residency at the Getty Research Institute in 2014–15, made locally at Los Angeles’s famous print studio, Gemini G.E.L. Also made in LA is Portraits, 2016, a poignant 16-mm film of David Hockney smoking.

    Tacita Dean LA Exuberance

    Sep 16 - Nov 4, 2016

    Frith Street Gallery | Golden Square

    17-18 Golden Square  / +442074941550 / frithstreetgallery.com
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Ends January 8th 2017

  • Featuring works spanning the 1930s–1970s—a period during which Wifredo Lam worked in Cuba, France, America, and Spain—this retrospective confirms the Cuban artist’s place at the center of global modernism. Often compared to avant-gardists like Picasso and Fontana, Lam addresses the social injustices of his day using a signature style of hybrid figures.

    Wifredo Lam

    Sep 14, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    Tate Modern

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