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Warhol To Yves Klein: London's Most Talked About Exhibitions

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 13 months ago
Warhol To Yves Klein: London's Most Talked About Exhibitions
A Marilyn is classic Warhol. There are plenty of his popular works at Halcyon gallery. Image courtesy Halcyon Gallery

Warhol Icons at Halcyon Gallery
Many of Warhol's most memorable Pop Art works are on display in this extensive exhibition containing over 100 works. His endangered species, Marilyns and those signature Campbell's soup cans feature in an impressive collection. Until 26 June, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★★★☆

Thomson & Craighead: Party Booby Trap at Carroll / Fletcher

The artistic duo deliver yet another dose of deliciously dark humour. Balloons bear the names of military operations and a fragrance has been made to mimic the biblical description of the scent of the apocalypse. Lots of fun. Until 25 May, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★★★☆

Guan Xiao & Martine Syms at ICA
A double dose of what we've classified as 'vomit art'. Lots of ideas are scattered across these two exhibitions, but neither can create a narrative or provide anything for visitors to get stuck into. Until 9 June, £1.

Londonist Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ / ★☆☆☆☆

Dancers in the Duveen galleries. Photograph: BrothertonLock © Pablo Bronstein

Pablo Bronstein: Historical Dances in an Antique Setting at Tate Britain
Dancing abounds in the central Duveen galleries, mixing elements of baroque and contemporary dance. It's a radical and welcome departure from the previous installations in this grand space. The dancers will be performing throughout the day so visitors will have plenty of opportunities to view it. This space is still playing catch up with the Tate Modern's turbine hall, but it's a step in the right direction. Until 9 October, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★★☆☆

Brian Eno: Light Music at Paul Stolper
Watch these colour fields slowly shift in tone in mesmerising fashion. Accompanied by an ambient soundtrack this makes for a absorbing viewing experience. Until 28 May, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★★★☆

Alberto Giacometti / Yves Klein at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill
This superb gallery space hosts the exhibition it deserves. Two very different heavyweights meet, but are united by their exploration of the human form. Whether it be spindly figures or blue paintings using nude women covered in paint. Until 12 June, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★★★★

Pastel coloured Bacons are new to us. Courtesy Herrick Gallery.

Francis Bacon / Darren Coffield at Herrick Gallery
Never before seen in London drawings by Francis Bacon. Plus some fantastic pastels that are in Bacon's trademark style, but with a lighter colour palette showing them in a new light. The works of Darren Coffield and the photography of Bacon by Neil Libbert complement the Bacons — but really can't compare. Until 21 May, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★★☆☆

Pool at Griffin Gallery
This is what painting can be when its interpretation is stretched. Visitors must enter through a colourful tunnel, works hang from the ceiling, spill out from inside a cabinet and are even inside the walls. A bright and refreshing exhibition jam packed with works by young artists. Until 10 June, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★★★☆

Georg Baselitz: We're Off at White Cube, Bermondsey
The controversial German artist shows us why he's held in such high regard. The human form is yellow, pink, headless and contorted — but never flattering. Taking over all four galleries in the cavernous White Cube gives us a great solo exhibition. Until 3 July, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★★★☆

Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography
A mixture of surreal and stunning photography as photo-manipulation is explored in this diverse exhibition. We get to see a dehydrated elephant in the middle of a road and a cityscape that appears to be on fire. A two-floor exhibition filled with fantastic photography. Until 19 June, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★★★☆

Last Updated 14 May 2016