Warhol, Burroughs and Lynch, Jeremy Deller and Basil Beattie RA
Our pick of this week's art events
By Sam Phillips
Published 26 January 2014
'Hiker Meat', Venice in Walthamstow and collage at the Whitechapel: everything worth seeing this week.
Warhol, Burroughs and Lynch
The Photographers' Gallery, until 30 March The Photographers' Gallery this week has revealed the photographic works of three titans of American art, literature and film – Pop Art apostle Andy Warhol, Beat Generation writer William S. Burroughs and contemporary auteur David Lynch. The latter shows a cinematographer’s eye for detail and drama in his series of shots of industrial architecture. And while Warhol’s free-wheeling framing of figures and street scenes is hardly a surprise – given his art’s voracious appetite for images – the breadth of Burroughs photographs are something of a revelation, especially his collage pieces.
William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, until 30 March For the first time the British contribution to the Venice Biennale does not begin and end in Venice – instead Jeremy Deller’s presentation, on view last year in the city’s Giardini di Castello, is being toured around the country, with the first stop the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, from this weekend (subsequent stages include Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Turner Contemporary, Margate).
Morris as an artist and designer is key to the exhibition; the work that caught the public imagination in Venice showed the Arts & Crafts idealist chucking the yacht of tycoon art collector Roman Abramovich into the Venetian waters.