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Viewing Once Upon a Turquoise Past

Curated by art historian Carrie Scott, Once Upon a Turquoise Past presents new photographic work by the art collector, patron and writer Maryam Eisler. Captured in the early-winter light at Leighton House — the opulent Kensington home of Orientalist Lord Leighton — this new series blends colours, patterns, cultural references and social histories, transporting the viewer into another world. It also explores Eisler’s continued interest in depicting the female form — the Sublime Feminine — through plays on light.

Born in Iran and raised in Europe and later in New York, Eisler draws inspiration from the world around her. In this series, she looks at everything from the turquoise-tiled domes of her homeland and 19th-century European literature to the colours and gloss of 1980s New York. In doing so, she creates visual wonderlands that are intriguing as they are bewitching.
Above  The Wick x The Stitch: Maryam Eisler at Linley London

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04 November 2021 — 28 November 2021
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The Wick - Yinka Shonibare CBE, Decolonised Structures, 2022-23. Fibreglass sculptures, hand-painted with Dutch wax pattern, gold leaf and wooden plinths. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and New York, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and New York. Photographer: Stephen White & Co. © Yinka Shonibare CBE
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Viewing Yinka Shonibare’s dazzling “Suspended States” take over Serpentine South

The Wick - Georg Baselitz
Oh, ach, dazwischen
Oil on canvas
© Georg Baselitz 2024. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)
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Viewing Georg Baselitz confronts his past at White Cube

The Wick - Studio Lenca
Angelitos, 2024
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Viewing The pride – and pain – of Salvadoran painter Studio Lenca at Carl Freedman Gallery

The Wick - Franz West chairs
Photo: Matthieu Lavanchy
© Archiv Franz West, © Estate Franz West
Courtesy Archiv Franz West, Estate Franz West, and David Zwirner
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Viewing  PAD Paris’ cabinet of wonders

The Wick - Leilah Babirye, Nakambugu from the Kuchu Njovu Elephant Clan, 2023. Installation view at Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2024. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photo by Jonty Wilde.
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Viewing  Leilah Barbirye’s lively cast of wood and clay figures at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Wick - Close up of Lo zoo di Enzo by Nanda Vigo. Enzo Mari Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli © Eva Herzog for the Design Museum.
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Viewing  The radical – and often contradictory – vision of designer Enzo Mari