Works by the British artist Malcolm Morley, one of the founders of hyper-realism, are on display at the Ashmolean.
The exhibition features some 30 paintings and drawings by the London artist who discovered the world of art while serving a three-year stint in Wormwood Scrubs prison. On his release in the early 1950s he studied at the Royal College of Art alongside Peter Blake and Frank Auberach, before moving to New York where he has been based ever since.
The Ashmolean show is curated by Sir Norman Rosentahl and spans the career of Morley — who refers to himself as a "super realist" — from 1964 to present. Thanks to a new major collaboration, the exhibition is the first in a series of displays of contemporary and post-war art exhibitions to be drawn from the collections of the US-based Hall Art Foundation.
Tues-Wed 10.00-17.00. Thurs-Sat 10.00-19.00. Sun 12.00-17.00. Mon closed.
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Malcolm Morley: Paintings and Drawings from the Hall Collection
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, tel. +44(0)1865278000.