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The Best Exhibitions in London | reviews, news & interviews

The Best Exhibitions in London

The Best Exhibitions in London

Whiteread, Sargent, Pink Floyd and more: our favourite shows to see now

'Basquiat: Boom for Real', BarbicanJoe Humphrys © Tate

Basquiat: Boom for Real, Barbican ★★★★ Appraising the graffiti artist whose paintings fetch over $100 million at auction. Until 28 Jan

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell Collection, National Gallery ★★★★ How pastel became a truly modern medium. Until 30 Apr

Fahrelnissa Zeid, Tate Modern ★★★ Rediscovering a forgotten genius of 20th century who was erased from history. Until 8 Oct

Jasper Johns, Royal Academy ★★★★ The master mark-maker transforms the familiar into the exotic. Until 10 Dec

Matisse in the Studio, Royal Academy ★★★★ Intriguing insight into the artist's relationship with his possessions. Until 12 Nov

Rachel Whiteread, Tate Britain ★★★★ A singular vision that transforms everyday objects into extraordinary sculptures. Until 21 Jan 2018

Sargent, Dulwich Picture Gallery ★★★★ Wonders in watercolour: the great portraitist lets his hair down. Until 8 Oct

The Encounter, National Portrait Gallery ★★★★ Dazzlingly evocative drawings in unexpected glimpse inside the artists' studios of the past. Until 22 Oct

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