This month, an exhibition of drawings and prints by Antony Donaldson, Paperwork: From 1960 to 2019, is on at The Mayor Gallery in London.
This new show covers Antony Donaldson’s career, from when he was a student at Slade to the present day. The earliest drawing, Lilies, is from the Slade years where Donaldson won the top degree.
Antony Donaldson came to prominence in 1962 as part of the first wave of the young generation of British Pop painters. In the 1960s, Donaldson was chosen for the landmark New Generation exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery which included Allen Jones and David Hockney.
This was a time when the end of National Service coincided with an ‘amazing explosion’ which transformed cinema, writing, poetry and art in the years Donaldson was at art school. The contraceptive pill followed, creating no less of a transformation in social mores. Donaldson’s work depicting the youthful human figure, often the female body, embodies the mood at that time.
When: On until 31st January 2020
Where: 21 Cork Street, First Floor, London W1S 3LZ
£: Free admission
More info: www.mayorgallery.com