Wednesday, June 24, 2020

About the Human Figure at Michael Werner Gallery, London

Sigmar Polke, Zwei Köpfe, 1971-73
Dispersion, latex, acrylic on canvas, 51 1/4 x 43 1/4 inches

About the Human Figure

June 25 - September 4, 2020

From the Press Release:

Michael Werner Gallery, London is pleased to announce the reopening of our gallery and the opening of our new group exhibition titled About the Human Figure, which will run in tandem with our summer online exhibition titled The Human Figure. On view at Michael Werner Gallery, London will be a selection of major paintings and sculpture by James Lee Byars, Enrico David, Peter Doig, Florian Krewer, Francis Picabia, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke, Raphaela Simon, and Don Van Vliet.
From the beginning of time, humans have desired to see themselves reflected in art. The human figure was rendered on cave walls and carved into stones to be carried as totems or idols. Since antiquity, artists have expanded on these early impulses, and the portrayal of the human figure has a long tradition in the history of art. Displaying works created from 110 years ago until today, About the Human Figure explores the limitless possibilities of the human figure in painting and sculpture.
About the Human Figure opens on 25 June at Michael Werner Gallery, London, and will remain on view through 4 September. The gallery is open by appointment from 25 June to 3 July, Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 5pm. The gallery will reopen to the public on 7 July, Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. To ensure the safety of the public and staff, Michael Werner Gallery, London has implemented social distancing guidelines, which can be found on our website, or by contacting us via email at, or by calling +44 207 495 6855.

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