Abstract Expressionism




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. The exhibition will include works by  Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still, de Kooning, Smith, Reinhardt and Gorky as well as 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.

Duration 24 September 2016 - 02 January 2017
Times 10am-6pm Saturday-Thursday (last admission to galleries 5.30pm) 10am-10pm Friday (last admission to galleries 9.30pm)
Cost see website for details
Venue Royal Academy of Arts
Address Burlington House, 6 Burlington Gardens London W1J 0BD, ,
Contact 020 7300 8000 / press.office@royalacademy.org.uk / www.royalacademy.org.uk/events/exhibitions

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