Pelham Picks

An exclusive look at the most illustrious private views for the week ahead


Jenny Saville: Erota at Gagosian Gallery

Over her twenty-five year career, Saville has taken the depiction of the human form in unprecedented directions. Her visceral embodiments confront issues of mortality while attesting to a tenacious formal engagement with the problems and innovations of both classical figuration and radical abstraction. 
Jenny Saville was born in Cambridge, England, in 1970. She lives and works in Oxford, United Kingdom. 
Private view: April 13th 6pm -8pm
Open to the public: April 14th- May 28th 


R. Crumb - Art & Beauty at David Zwirner

Robert Crumb’s art will be exhibited at David Zwirner in London from April 15th to June 2nd, 2016. Crumb is an American cartoonist and musician who often signs his work R. Crumb. His work displays a nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of contemporary American culture 
Private view: April 14th, 6pm - 8 pm 
Open to the public: April 15th - June 2nd


Richard Prince at Sadie Coles Gallery

Prince’s first solo exhibition took place in June 1980 during a residency at the CEPA gallery in Buffalo, New York. 
In late 2007, Prince had a retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a comprehensive show hung in chronological order along the upward spiraling walls. The show continued onto the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Maria Morris Hamburg, the curator of photography at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, asserted, “He is absolutely essential to what’s going on today, he figured out before anyone else—and in a very precocious manner—how thoroughly pervasive the media is. It’s not just an aspect of our lives, but the dominant aspect of our lives.”
Private view: April 12th 6pm-8pm
Open to the public: 13th April – 18th June 2016