through the eyes of

anthony whishaw ra

 

04 october - 05 NOVEMBER

  • 'I try and catch the moment before your eye settles. When your mind hasn't quite connected the dots.' - Anthony... 'I try and catch the moment before your eye settles. When your mind hasn't quite connected the dots.' - Anthony... 'I try and catch the moment before your eye settles. When your mind hasn't quite connected the dots.' - Anthony... 'I try and catch the moment before your eye settles. When your mind hasn't quite connected the dots.' - Anthony...

    "I try and catch the moment before your eye settles. When your mind hasn't quite connected the dots." - Anthony Whishaw RA

     

    Anthony Whishaw RA is proud that over his long career, he has never conformed or painted to a specific gallery or dealer’s requirements. He has doggedly painted whatever captures his imagination - whether grand themes exploring the power of nature and landscape; the mind and its relationship with memory; or kinetic pieces inspired by crowds and people. He seeks to blur the lines between what is figurative and abstract, and there is a freedom to his work that comes from his willingness to experiment and evolve.


    At 25 Carnaby Street, we hope to recreate the spirit of Tony’s Kensington studio and home, where his early works from the 1950s nestle alongside pictures from throughout his career to the present day. We see his first preoccupation with shape and shadow, his love of Spain, echoes of Goya and Velázquez, and then an evolution to a brighter palette in the 1960s. With the 1970s, his technique underwent another radical change, when he began using acrylic paint rather than oils, in order to alter and change works at whim. The fluidity and joy of Whishaw's art is the one constant.


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  • Sketch for mural/backdrop of circus trapeze artist, 1954-5 Mixed media on paper 31 x 51.5 cm

    Sketch for mural/backdrop of circus trapeze artist, 1954-5

    Mixed media on paper

    31 x 51.5 cm


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    • Anthony Whishaw RA Bird's Skull, 1952 Oil on canvas 25 x 32 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Bird's Skull, 1952
      Oil on canvas
      25 x 32 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Fish Heads, 1953 Oil on canvas 91.5 x 71 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Fish Heads, 1953
      Oil on canvas
      91.5 x 71 cm

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  • Anthony Whishaw RA, Horse's Head, 1954-55

    Anthony Whishaw RA

    Horse's Head, 1954-55

    "The studio was built in the late 1890s when cars didn’t exist but horses did. They were studied here. In later years the space was used for pottery, sculpture and painting."


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  • early works on paper

    • Anthony Whishaw RA Jive Sketch I, 1959 Ink on paper 18 x 11 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Jive Sketch I, 1959
      Ink on paper
      18 x 11 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Jive sketch II, 1959 Ink on paper 18 x 11 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Jive sketch II, 1959
      Ink on paper
      18 x 11 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Jive sketch III, 1959 Ink on paper 18 x 11 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Jive sketch III, 1959
      Ink on paper
      18 x 11 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Jean in Bath, 1959 Ink on paper 11 x 18 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Jean in Bath, 1959
      Ink on paper
      11 x 18 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA The Road To Medina Sidonia, 1961 Ink and watercolour on paper 29 x 38 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      The Road To Medina Sidonia, 1961
      Ink and watercolour on paper
      29 x 38 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Seated Group, 1962 Mixed media on paper 14 x 20 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Seated Group, 1962
      Mixed media on paper
      14 x 20 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Head, 1964 Ink on paper 27 x 25 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Head, 1964
      Ink on paper
      27 x 25 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Dead Bull, 1952 signed and dated on the front, with a self portrait drawing, verso Graphite and watercolour on paper 25.5 x 18 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Dead Bull, 1952
      signed and dated on the front, with a self portrait drawing, verso
      Graphite and watercolour on paper
      25.5 x 18 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Two Models, 1964 Ink and watercolour on paper 21 x 28 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Two Models, 1964
      Ink and watercolour on paper
      21 x 28 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Seated Group, 1962 Mixed media on paper 14 x 20 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Seated Group, 1962
      Mixed media on paper
      14 x 20 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Dark Dance, 1964 Ink and watercolour on paper 28.5 x 30 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Dark Dance, 1964
      Ink and watercolour on paper
      28.5 x 30 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Two Models, 1968 Charcoal and watercolour on paper 29.5 x 42 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Two Models, 1968
      Charcoal and watercolour on paper
      29.5 x 42 cm

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    • Anthony Whishaw RA Rooftops Puerto De Santa Maria III, 1961 Oil on board 39 x 39 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Rooftops Puerto De Santa Maria III, 1961
      Oil on board
      39 x 39 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Zahara, 1963 Oil on board 26.5 x 44.5 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Zahara, 1963
      Oil on board
      26.5 x 44.5 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Jerusalem Houses From The Mount Of Olives, 1970 Oil and collage on board 26 x 30 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Jerusalem Houses From The Mount Of Olives, 1970
      Oil and collage on board
      26 x 30 cm

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    • Anthony Whishaw RA Dance II 'Blue', 1963 Oil on board 46 x 45 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Dance II 'Blue', 1963
      Oil on board
      46 x 45 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Interior With Figures I, 1967 Oil on board 23 x 23 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Interior With Figures I, 1967
      Oil on board
      23 x 23 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Small Purple Dance, 1963-6 Oil on board 20 x 20 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Small Purple Dance, 1963-6
      Oil on board
      20 x 20 cm

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  • Pueblo, 1964 Oil on board 30 x 61 cm
    Pueblo, 1964
    Oil on board
    30 x 61 cm

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    • Anthony Whishaw RA Blue Road Northwards II, 1967 Oil on board 153 x 161 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Blue Road Northwards II, 1967
      Oil on board
      153 x 161 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Blue Road Northwards III, 1967 Oil on board 132 x 153 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Blue Road Northwards III, 1967
      Oil on board
      132 x 153 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Blue Road Northwards II Variations, 1969 Oil and collage on board 27 x 30 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Blue Road Northwards II Variations, 1969
      Oil and collage on board
      27 x 30 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Blue Road Northwards III Variations, 1968-9 Oil and collage on board 27 x 30 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Blue Road Northwards III Variations, 1968-9
      Oil and collage on board
      27 x 30 cm

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  • White Interior Opened, 1968 Oil on board 92 x 168 cm
    White Interior Opened, 1968
    Oil on board
    92 x 168 cm

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    • Anthony Whishaw RA Life Class, 1968 Oil on board 20 x 45.5 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Life Class, 1968
      Oil on board
      20 x 45.5 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Group Disintegrating, 1969 Etching and watercolour 16 x 50 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Group Disintegrating, 1969
      Etching and watercolour
      16 x 50 cm

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    • Anthony Whishaw RA Valleyscape, 1971 Acrylic on canvas 45 x 61 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Valleyscape, 1971
      Acrylic on canvas
      45 x 61 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Cobbs Hill, 1971 Acrylic on canvas 22.5 x 40.5 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Cobbs Hill, 1971
      Acrylic on canvas
      22.5 x 40.5 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Landscape Fragments, 1974-5 Mixed media on paper 28 x 38.5 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Landscape Fragments, 1974-5
      Mixed media on paper
      28 x 38.5 cm

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    • Anthony Whishaw RA Seated Woman at Ease II, 1993-4 Etching and watercolour 18 x 18 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Seated Woman at Ease II, 1993-4
      Etching and watercolour
      18 x 18 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Into The Garden, 1980-1994 Mixed media on canvas 31 x 31 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Into The Garden, 1980-1994
      Mixed media on canvas
      31 x 31 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Woman Dancing, 1994-5 Mixed media on paper 33 x 35 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Woman Dancing, 1994-5
      Mixed media on paper
      33 x 35 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Reflection, 1987-88 Mixed media on paper 42 x 61 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Reflection, 1987-88
      Mixed media on paper
      42 x 61 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Still Life, 1983-4 Mixed media on paper 56 x 38 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Still Life, 1983-4
      Mixed media on paper
      56 x 38 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Pawn Observes Knight, 1984-95 Acrylic on board 11.5 x 18 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Pawn Observes Knight, 1984-95
      Acrylic on board
      11.5 x 18 cm

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    • Anthony Whishaw RA Blue Interior With Window, 1991-2 Mixed media on canvas 31 x 31 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Blue Interior With Window, 1991-2
      Mixed media on canvas
      31 x 31 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Ambiguities, 2008-13 Mixed media on board 30.5 x 44.5 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Ambiguities, 2008-13
      Mixed media on board
      30.5 x 44.5 cm

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  • later works on paper

    • Anthony Whishaw RA Model and Palette, 1987 Acrylic and ink on paper 12 x 23 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Model and Palette, 1987
      Acrylic and ink on paper
      12 x 23 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Opening, 1987-8 Mixed media on paper 28 x 37 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Opening, 1987-8
      Mixed media on paper
      28 x 37 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Seated Woman III, 1990 Mixed media on paper 28 x 40 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Seated Woman III, 1990
      Mixed media on paper
      28 x 40 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Two Young Ladies, 2004-5 Acrylic and ink on paper 22 x 24 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Two Young Ladies, 2004-5
      Acrylic and ink on paper
      22 x 24 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Jars, 2008 Acrylic and ink on paper 28 x 19 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Jars, 2008
      Acrylic and ink on paper
      28 x 19 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Two Models Posing, 2008 Mixed media on paper 25 x 19 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Two Models Posing, 2008
      Mixed media on paper
      25 x 19 cm

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    • Anthony Whishaw RA Peaspoon, 1997 Mixed media on canvas 35 x 30 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Peaspoon, 1997
      Mixed media on canvas
      35 x 30 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Spanish Interior With Mirror And Painting, 1993-5 Acrylic on canvas 13 x 20 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Spanish Interior With Mirror And Painting, 1993-5
      Acrylic on canvas
      13 x 20 cm

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  • recent work

    • Anthony Whishaw RA Shaped Landscape, 2008-15 Acrylic on board 22 x 43 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Shaped Landscape, 2008-15
      Acrylic on board
      22 x 43 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Misty Morning, 2009-12 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Misty Morning, 2009-12
      Acrylic on canvas
      40 x 40 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Shaped Maverick Construction, 2008-18 Acrylic on board 40 x 55 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Shaped Maverick Construction, 2008-18
      Acrylic on board
      40 x 55 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Relaxing, 2009 Mixed media on paper 23 x 23 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Relaxing, 2009
      Mixed media on paper
      23 x 23 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Pueblecito, 2010-15 Acrylic on canvas 21 x 21 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Pueblecito, 2010-15
      Acrylic on canvas
      21 x 21 cm
    • Anthony Whishaw RA Stillness Seascape, 2015-18 Mixed media on paper 57 x 76 cm
      Anthony Whishaw RA
      Stillness Seascape, 2015-18
      Mixed media on paper
      57 x 76 cm
  • Over-Fenced Flower Garden, 2013-20 Mixed media on canvas 21 x 51 cm
    Over-Fenced Flower Garden, 2013-20
    Mixed media on canvas
    21 x 51 cm

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