13 Jan-18 April 2010. An analysis of movement in the visual arts, with particular emphasis on the Futurists, including works by Balla and Boccione from the Estorick Collection. There are also photos by Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Egerton and recent work by Idris Khan. The exhibition is curated by Jonathan Miller.
The Estorick is a collection of 20th century Italian art that opened in London in 1998. It is known internationally for its Futurist works and its figurative art and sculpture from 1890 to the 1950s.
Eric and Salome Estorick bought most of their collection in the 1950s. In the 1960s they lent some of their major works to the Tate Gallery until they moved to live in Barbados in 1975.
At the end of the 1970s the Italian government showed interest in acquiring the collection but the Estoricks refused the offer, as they did others from the United States and Israel. It was only months before his death in 1993 that Eric set up the Eric and Salome Estorick Foundation to which he donated all his works. The collection is now housed in a Georgian listed building in Islington.
Photo: Dynamism of a Cyclist by Umberto Boccioni. Detail, 1913.