Organized by the Royal Academy of Arts, London with the collaboration of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, this exhibition explores the full breadth of Abstract Expressionism in the first survey of the movement since 1959. In the “age of anxiety” surrounding the Second World War and the years of free jazz and Beat poetry, visual artists broke from accepted conventions to unleash a new confidence in painting. The exhibition will bring together works by Pollock, Rothko, Still, de Kooning, Newman, Kline, Smith, Guston and Gorky. The exhibition will also present lesser-known figures who contributed to the development of the movement and works of photography and sculpture to re-evaluate the movement that placed New York as a capital of the art world.
This exhibition will also be on view at the Guggenheim Bilbao (January 10, 2017–April 1, 2017).
For more information, please visit: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/abstract-expressionism