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How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London

15 Mar - 26 May 2019

In the 1960s a loosely formed group of Chicago-based artists emerged, and with them a distinctive style of witty, brash painting, drawing sculpture and print-making that melded appreciation for non-Western art history with popular genres like comic books and advertisements. This exhibition of work by 14 artists is the first in the UK to focus on the Chicago Imagists in some four decades. Find out more from Goldsmiths CCA’s website. 

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Hairy Who, Jim Falconer.

Hairy Who (cat-a-log) (front cover; c. 1968–69), Jim Falconer. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York; © the artist

Hairy Who, Jim Falconer.

Hairy Who (cat-a-log) (back cover; c. 1968–69), Jim Falconer. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York; © the artist

He-Snort (1969), Jim Nutt. Courtesy Roger Brown Study Collection, The School of Art Institute of Chicago; © the artist

Double Hesitation, Christina Ramberg

Double Hesitation (1977), Christina Ramberg. Courtesy Elmhurst College Art Collection; © the artist

Ice Pick Nick Fisherman, Karl Wirsum

Ice Pick Nick Fisherman (1979), Karl Wirsum. Courtesy Elmhurst College Art Collection; © the artist

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