Following on from our presentation of British Pop at The Armory Show 2018, we continued the gallery’s appraisal of how British artists responded and contributed to global art movements in parallel to their American contemporaries.
The gallery exhibited a group show of 1960s Minimalist printmaking, focusing on graphic work by John Hoyland , Gerald Laing, and Bridget Riley. To provide context, these were shown alongside important prints by American artists including Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella.
Of special note were a collection of Gerald Laing’s abstract sculpture maquettes from the mid-sixties, which came from the Laing estate.
Early in Laing's career, a trip to New York cemented his style as he found affinity with American artists Warhol, Rosenquist and Lichtenstein. Laing's early Pop work gradually abstracted into Minimalism before he returned to the UK in the early 1970s.