It is two years since our first highly successful exhibition of the work of John Blackburn and we are delighted to welcome him back to Bruton Street. Our 2007 show was John's first in London since 1961 and signalled something of a turning point in his remarkable career. The exhibition brought the artist to the attention of a wider audience of Modern British collectors as we followed up the show by including the artist in several art fairs in London.
The current exhibition is built around recent work chosen from the studio. we also include earlier works such as the important group of large paintings first shown in 1969 at the Gulbenkian Foyer at the University of Kent as wall hangings and reworked in 2007 and laid onto boards.
John celebrated his 75th birthday last year and continues to paint with the same inventiveness, vitality and enthusiasm he has shown throughout his career.
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