Founded in 1946, The Arts Council Collection is the largest national loan collection of modern and British art. Sixty-nine artists are featured in this exhibition, including Tomma Abts, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Peter Blake, Zarina Bhimji, Anthony Caro, Helen Chadwick, Prunella Clough, Richard Deacon, Jeremy Deller, Barry Flanagan, Gilbert and George, Barbara Hepworth, Eduardo Paolozzi, Bridget Riley, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Wallinger, Rebecca Warren, Cathy Wilkes and Rachel Whiteread. It is curated by Nottingham Contemporary’s Director, Alex Farquharson, who currently serves on the Collection’s Acquisitions Committee. Somewhat Abstract is the largest exhibition from The Arts Council Collection since 2006.
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