Hitlist: Festival Art
This article is from 2007.
• Picasso on Paper
An exhibition of drawings, prints and illustrated books spanning the career of the 20th century’s most important artist. Picasso’s early work gave the artists who followed him a route into pure abstraction, with his later surrealist-inspired creations demonstrating a mastery of the human form and his inexhaustible artistic vision. Dean Gallery, until Sun 23 Sep.
The first major exhibition of the American pop artist’s work in Scotland for a decade. Many of the pieces on show come from the recently purchased Anthony d’Offay collection, and act as testament to Warhol’s genius. Expect Liz, Marilyn, and dollar signs aplenty in this celebration of materialism and mortality. National Gallery Complex, The Mound, Sat 4 Aug–Sun 7 Oct.
• David Batchelor
Multicoloured, glowing plastic constructions fill the galleries at the Talbot Rice. Batchelor creates neo-pop installations that challenge our ‘chromophobia’. Concerned with ideas of urbanism and consumption, the artist and author has scoured the pound shops of East London to create a gaudy technicolour grotto. Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, until Sat 29 Sep.
• Richard Long – Walking and Marking
As one of this country’s most important land artists, Long takes over the SNGMA with works that record and relate to his treks around the world. Paintings, photographs and sculptures spill out into the surrounding landscape, with mud and rocks from the surrounding countryside used as raw materials for his installations. SNGMA, Sat 4 Aug–Sat 1 Sep.