beyond the human clay at james hyman

16 June 2011 § Leave a comment

Quick last-minute reminder! James Hyman’s latest exhibition is well worth catching before it closes on the 18 June. The exhibition marks the 35th (?!) anniversary of RB Kitaj‘s seminal ‘Beyond the Human Clay’. This championed the artists of the School of London and presented drawing as central to all their work – both abstract and figurative.

The current show features an important pop-art work by Kitaj – the Bells of Hell as well other School of London works that include a Leon Kossoff self-portrait, two nice Eduardo Paolozzi sculptures and a Francis Bacon edition. Presented alongside, and nicely complementing it, are much more recent works by contemporary artists which ‘attempt to grapple with the human condition.’ These include Jenny Savile, Peter Doig, Chris Ofili and the Chapman Broters.

A neat little show with a number of interesting works that recalls an important era in British art – and apologies for not giving you a little more warning!

Beyond the Human Clay,  until 18 June 2011 at James Hyman Fine Art, 5 Savile Row, London W1S 3PD

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