Art

October Gallery London: Dream No Small Dream feature works by El Anatsui and LR Vandy

October Gallery celebrates the anniversary of 40 years of energetic activity in London with an exhibition of works by some of the Gallery’s major artists, including newly commissioned works. A special programme of events will run alongside the exhibition to mark the Gallery’s rich history.

Dream No Small Dream, will include works by Gerald WildeAubrey WilliamsKenji YoshidaBrion Gysin and William S. Burroughs, all artists the Gallery first showed in the 1980s, as well as contemporary stars El Anatsui, Romuald HazoumèEddy Kamuanga IlungaLR Vandy and Jukhee Kwon.

LR Vandy, Yellow Waggler, 2015 Fibreglass with multicoloured waggler fishing floats, 120 × 40 × 35 cm. Photograph Jonathan Greet. Courtesy the Artist and October Gallery, London
LRVandy, Yellow Waggler, 2015. Fibreglass with multicoloured waggler fishing floats, 120 x 40 x 35 cm.

In recent news, three artists the October Gallery represent and whose work will be featured in the exhibition opening on 10th April have been making the headlines following Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary African Art sale this week. El Anatsui’s Zebra Crossing II achieved the third highest price for a work by the artist at auction. This coincides with the solo show Material Wonder (October Gallery, 2019) and Triumphant Scale (Haus dur Kunst, 2019.) Anatsui will also be representing Ghana in their first Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019.

Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga’s Palm set a new auction record for the artist, who had a solo show in 2016 and 2018 at October Gallery. As was a new auction record set for Ablade Glover, an exhibition to mark the artist’s 85th birthday will open at October Gallery in July.

When: 11 April – 25 May 2019  Where: October Gallery 24 Old Gloucester Street
Bloomsbury LONDON WC1N 3AL

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