Apollo Magazine

London Diary: 15 October

From Rembrandt to Richter: some major new shows opening today, not to mention Frieze itself

Strip (2012), Gerhard Richter Photo: Gerhard Richter via Marian Goodman Gallery New York/Paris/London

Every morning until the end of Frieze, we’ll be rounding up some of the latest exhibition openings in London. Click here to view the whole series.

Gerhard Richter
Until 20 December, at Marian Goodman

Marian Goodman makes an impressive entrance to Mayfair’s gallery scene with a major Richter exhibition. The show, which takes up both storeys of Goodman’s new Golden Square gallery, includes a major new glass panel sculpture; fluid, colourful ‘Flow’ paintings; steely monochromes and a series of ‘Strip’ paintings which systematically rework an old abstraction into new ones.

Strip (2012), Gerhard Richter Photo: Gerhard Richter via Marian Goodman Gallery New York/Paris/London

William Tucker RA: Unearthing the Figure
Until 29 November, at Pangolin London

The bulk and weight of Tucker’s sculptures are often offset by the liveliness of their surfaces. This exhibition brings together a broad selection of the artist’s works, from early figurative sculptures to new casts.

Sleeping Musician (1998), William Tucker

Reena Spaulings
Until 16 November, at Campoli Presti

Dealer, maker, fictional protagonist…this series of paintings and sculptures at Campoli Presti by artist avatar Reena Spaulings will leave you guessing about the nature of display, branding and the cult of the artist.

Phillips London’s inaugural Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Phillips has opened their flagship new building on Berkeley Square with a sculpture exhibition curated by Francesco Bonami (until 31 October), and will hold their inaugural auction there this evening.

Jim Beam – Observation Car (1986), Jeff Koons

Public exhibitions opening today

Rembrandt: The Late Works
Until 18 January, at the National Gallery

From the 1650s until his death, Rembrandt’s creativity gathered pace as he pursued a radical and expressive artistic style. This exploration of those final years features 40 paintings, alongside 20 drawings and 30 prints.

Self Portrait at the age of 63 (1669), Rembrandt © the National Gallery, London

Jane and Louise Wilson
Until 11 January, at the Imperial War Museum

Undead Sun, the first of a series of First World War centenary commissions, looks at the issues of visibility and concealment in warfare, exploring the advent of aerial surveillance, camouflage, and lines of sight.

Undead Sun © Jane and Louise Wilson

Which exhibitions are you most looking forward to this month? Have we missed something? Let us know in the comments.

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