Pelham Picks

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

Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern


The Tate Modern is opening  the first major exhibition of work by Texan artist Robert Rauschenberg in the UK for 35 years and the first retrospective of the artist since his death in 2008. Rauschenberg refused to accept conventional categories of what was and wasn’t art. His quest for innovation was fired by his boundless curiosity and enthusiasm for new ways of making, from painting to performance art.  The show features works from his six decade career include large-scale pop art screen prints picturing, a paint splattered taxidermy goat in a car tyre surrounded by street signs; and Bed, soiled sheets spattered with brushmarks.


Opening reception: 29th November 7pm


Painters' Painters at Satchi Gallery


Saatchi Gallery presents its new exhibition PAINTERS’ PAINTERS featuring the work of nine present-day painters ranging from their 30s to their 60s. The show pays tribute to artists who have forged their own intriguingly diverse paths and techniques and continue to contribute to the ongoing development of painting today. Artists include Richard Aldrich, David Brian Smith, Dexter Dalwood, Raffi Kalenderian, Ansel Krut, Martin Maloney, Bjarne Melgaard, Ryan Mosley and David Salle.


Private View: 29th November 6:30pm


reMembering: Sylvie Franquet at October Gallery


Belgian Artist Sylvie Franquet has spent much of her life immersed in the Mediterranean world, reading, travelling widely throughout the region, and writing extensively on Middle Eastern culture. Out of this has come a unique artistic approach in reMembering, which layers word and image, ancient myth and everyday life, in textile, tapestries, collage and embroidered cloth dolls. 


Private View: 30th November 6:pm