“…Creation is not a reproduction of observed fact…the aim of art is the fusion of ideas and experiences with the qualities of the art medium so the artist creates a new reality. The medium becomes the work of art. The work of art is a world in itself at the same time as of the world.” – Anthony Whishaw
For a short time only Browse & Darby are proudly showcasing Anthony Whishaw’s works on paper at their prestigious gallery in London. Anthony Whishaw is a renowned British artist and Royal Academician whose work spans seven decades. The exhibition coincides with Anthony’s 90th birthday and the release of his first book of drawings and works on paper.
The exhibition itself explores the recurring themes and subjects of his drawing practice from reinterpretations of famous paintings and abstracts to female nudes.
If you don’t already know, Browse & Darby are dealers and agents who specialise in British and French paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures. For the past 40 years the team have been giving professional advice on every aspect of both buying and selling privately and through the auction rooms. With access to the very best restorers and conservators, Browse & Darby can also assist with traditional and modern framing as well as providing valuations to new or existing clients for insurance and probate.
Anthony began his artistic journey at the Chelsea School Of Art from 1948 to 1952 and the Royal College Of Art, London from 1952 to 1955 when he was awarded the ARCA. Since then his work has evolved into an exploration of memories and experiences. Anthony claims no association with any particular art movement, stating that ‘each painting and work on paper makes its own separate demands’.
Don’t miss your chance to see this exhibition which is running until Friday 28th February at the Browse & Darby gallery at 19 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LP open Monday-Friday 10am – 5:30pm, Saturday by appointment.
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