“The world is very very beautiful if you look at it, but most people don’t look very much."
Must See Exhibitions
in 2023

Some of our favourite artists are having major shows this year and we have gone through the almost impossible task to select five we think you should add to your calendar. You might need to book flight tickets to visit some of them but it's definitely worth it!

Posh Cloths
Grayson Perry
Victoria Miro, London | 3rd Feb - 25th Mar
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Sacred Tribal Artefact | Courtesy Victoria Miro

Posh Cloths brings together a body of work that spans the last eight years. Tapestry and textiles have been a constant method of communication throughout Perry's career that has allowed the exploration of core themes such as classical myths, religion, politics and consumerism.

Coinciding with this show, Victoria Miro is also holding a Grayson Perry Exhibition in Venice.

You will also see Perry at...

Grayson's Art Club: The Exhibition at Midland Arts Centre and at the Scottish National Gallery an exhibition that covers his 40-year career.

You can also catch him on TV with his new series Grayson's Full English or at the Westend with his show Grayson Perry: A Show All About You. Questioning what really makes you, you?

"I wanted to make something from the stuff of normal life, money, commuting, marriage, the internet."
Grayson Perry
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Untitled
Originals
Grayson Perry
Untitled
£12,000
Sponsored by You
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Grayson Perry
Sponsored by You
£12,000

Bigger & Closer (Not Smaller and Further away)
David Hockney
Lightroom, London | 22nd Feb - 4th Jun

It seems 2023 will be a busy year for David Hockney with shows in the UK, Germany and Tokyo.

Bigger & Closer (Not Smaller and Further away) has just opened at the Lightroom in Kings Cross, London and has been a smash. This immersive experience allows you to be drawn into Hockney's paintings that have been pivotal in his road to success and span his 60-year career.

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Installation of David Hockney’s Gregory Swimming Los Angeles March 31st 1982. Composite polaroid, 27 3/4 x 51 1/4". (Copyright © David Hockney)
You will also see Hockney at...

Portraits of Dogs: From Gainsborough to Hockney | The Wallace Collection.

David Hockney: A Year in Normandie in dialogue with Works of The Würth collection | Museum Würth 2, Künzelsau, Germany.

David Hockney | Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

“The world is very very beautiful if you look at it, but most people don’t look very much. They scan the ground in front of them so they can walk, they don’t really look at things incredibly well, with an intensity. I do.”
David Hockney
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My Window
Objects
David Hockney
My Window
£1,400
220 for 2020. Art Edition No. 201–300 ‘Two Chairs and Rain on Window’
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David Hockney
220 for 2020. Art Edition No. 201–300 ‘Two Chairs and Rain on Window’
£35,000

You, Me and the Balloon
Yayoi Kusama
Factory International, Manchester | 30th Jun - 28th Aug 2023
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Later this year the Factory International in Manchester, you will be able to have an immersive experience celebrating three decades of Yayoi Kusama's inflatable artworks. Think pumpkins, tentacles, psychedelic creations and, of course, polka dots.

You will also see Kusama at...

Yayoi Kusama: 1945 - Now at M+, Hong Kong

This retrospective includes more than 200 works dating back to drawings from when she was a teenager in the second world war to her most recent immersive artworks.

“I create art for the healing of all mankind.”
Yayoi Kusama
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Lemon Squash (Kusama 158) 1992
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Yayoi Kusama
Lemon Squash (Kusama 158) 1992
£25,500
Pumpkin (G)
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Yayoi Kusama
Pumpkin (G)
£0

Pop Masters:
Art from Mugrabi collection, New York
HOTA, Queensland, Australia | 18th Feb - 4th Jun

Described as an international blockbuster exhibition, Pop Masters brings together the icons from New York to paint a picture of Pop Art over the past 60 years.

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Photograph by Shannon Johnson / Risen Film / Courtesy of HOTA

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Kieth Haring will remain the poster boys of this exhibition however, it will also feature works from Katherine Bernhardt, Mickalane Thomas, KAWS and more.

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Left Behind
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Mickalene Thomas
Left Behind
£13,500
A Panel of Experts
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Jean-Michel Basquiat
A Panel of Experts
£56,000
Share
Editions
KAWS
Share
£5,500
African Violet
Editions
Katherine Bernhardt
African Violet
£7,500

I Can Show You Better Than I Can Tell You
Derrick Adams
The FLAT Art Foundation, New York | 13 Jan - 11 Mar

This is the American visual artist's first solo exhibition in New York since Style Variations in March 2021. Comprising of 16 large-scale works that focus on the convergence of film, TV and media. His works refer to the different stages of film-making.

From close-up shots, billboards, trailers and story-boarding, Adams has made his name in depicting African culture and beaming light on joy, leisure and daily life.

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Derrick Adams, “Weeee the People,” 2021. Credit via Derrick Adams and LGDR
"With 16 paintings on view, this show is museum-worthy. It widens the view of Adams’s central theme, which is—as he has frequently said—Black joy."
Roberta Smith - The New York Times
You will also see Adams at...

The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st CenturyBaltimore Museum of Art | 5th Apr 2023 - 16th Jul 2023

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop, The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century captures the extraordinary influence hip hop has had on contemporary society through more than 90 works of art and fashion by some of today’s most important and celebrated artists.

Additional projects by Derrick Adams for fall 2022 through spring 2023:

The City Is My Refuge, 2023, a large-scale installation for New York’s Penn Station concourse (Jan-Jun 2023)

The Last Resort, an artist retreat for Black creatives, Baltimore, MD (Spring 2023).

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Good Luck Charm
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Derrick Adams
Good Luck Charm
£5,500
Style Variation 3 (High Top)
Editions
Derrick Adams
Style Variation 3 (High Top)
£4,500
How I Spent My Summer
Editions
Derrick Adams
How I Spent My Summer
£5,500
How I Spent My Summer
Editions
Derrick Adams
How I Spent My Summer
£5,500

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