Faces In The Crowd

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Faces In The Crowd

The Whitechapel gallery is one of those London art venues that never gets shouted about too much. It just carries on, month after month, year after year, putting on interesting exhibitions.

The latest of these is Faces In The Crowd, an exhibiton which takes its inspiration from a poem by Ezra Pound: "The apparition of these faces in the crowd; petals on a wet, black bough".

Anyone who's ever stood on a tube platform waiting for the last Northern Line train home, will know what Ezra was going on about.

The exhibition begins with the paintings of the impressionists and post-impressionists before going on to more modern visionaries such as Bacon, Warhol (his "Jackie picture is worth the entry price alone as far as we're concerned), Gilbert and George and Chris Ofili.

The range of work is impressive (apart from the names we've already mentioned there's Edvard Munch, Man Ray and Rene Magritte among others) and there's really no better place in London to view this kind of work than the Whitechapel gallery.

Entry to the exhibition is £8.50. You can book tickets on 020 7522-7888.

Last Updated 03 December 2004