Some fantastic art exhibitions have burst onto the London scene since the New Year. Aside from last month’s arrival of the highly anticipated pop art showcase, Lichtenstein: A Retrospective (at the Tate Modern until May 27), here are three others we recommend you see before they’re gone:
This exhibition, the first major retrospective of Man Ray’s avant-garde photography, takes viewers on a journey through the artist’s career between 1916 and 1968, via iconic portraits of Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Ava Gardner, Catherine Deneuve and Lee Miller — contemporaries, friends and lovers he captured on film in Paris, New York and Hollywood. On show until May 27.
This spatial and sensory exploration of light through a dazzling display of installations and sculptures from the 1960s to modern day is curated from a 22-strong roster of artists, including Ivan Navarro, Bill Culbert, Cerith Wyn Evans and David Batchelor. It’s a smile-inducing feast for the eyes. On show until May 6.
This first-ever retrospective of Edouard Manet’s portraits features more than 50 works spanning his career. The 19th-century Parisian artist’s family, friends and luminaries of the time are among the subjects who sat for him, on display here in a series that beautifully captures life at the time. On show until April 14.
Photos Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern and David Batchelor