The 237th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

London Fields, 2003, Tom Hunter
Cibachrome print.

The annual exhibition opened June 7–August 15 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London brings together a wide range of new works by living artists. The 237th Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open contemporary art exhibition and features paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and architectural models. The majority of works in the exhibition are for sale. Money awards totaling ₤70,000 are offered to artists in various categories. The event features the works of many renowned artists, including Paula Rego, Langlands and Bell, Mimmo Paladino, Richard Hamilton, Helen Frankenthaler, Chuck Close and Louise Bourgeois. Ed Ruscha, who will represent the United States at coming Venice Biennale, also participates in the exhibition.

The 237th Summer Exhibition has a theme: printmaking and the multiple. This exhibition contains works by artists who interpret their ideas through woodcut and etching, processes that go back centuries; by those who use innovative print techniques, such as photography and video; and by those who employ inkjet and other processes that are derived from new technologies. Alongside famous names are works by artists from Australia and China, proving once again that the Summer Exhibition is a celebration of quality and diversity.

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