Pelham Picks

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


Claude Lalanne: Butterflies et Bijoux at Louisa Guinness Gallery


Claude Lalanne lives and works in Ury, France. She studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts and École des Arts Décoratifs. After meeting her husband at a gallery in 1952, a series of commissions by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé from the mid-1960s earned them widespread recognition. Claude Lalanne worked with her husband from 1956 until François’ death in 2008. The first exhibition of her work was held in 1964 at the Galerie Claude Bernard in Paris. 


Dates: June 9th to July 29th


Mohau Modisakeng: Bophirima at Tyburn Gallery


Mohau Modisakeng was born in Soweto in 1986 and lives and works between Johannesburg and Cape Town. His work is included in public collections such as the Johannesburg Art Gallery, IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town, Saatchi Gallery, London and Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA). 


Dates: 9th June (PV) to September 17th


Manolo Valdes at Marlborough Fine Art

Manolo Valdés is one of few artists today who has successfully mastered the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. In each medium he shows himself to be technically skilled, highly original and unceasingly provocative. Born in Valencia, Spain in 1942, he began his training as a painter at the age of 15 when he entered the Fine Arts Academy of San Carlos, Valencia. See his works at Marlborough Fine Art until July 16th.


Dates: June 9th (PV) to July 16th