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Sep 15 – Nov 5 Gold Hooks and Political Looks - Yoan Capote

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Requiem, an exhibition of recent work by Cuban artist Yoan Capote. Ben Brown Fine Arts.

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Radical Beauty – Helen Frankenthaler

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Exploring Frankenthaler’s proofs and processes this exhibition reveals the artist’s method

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A close world which echoes our dark future

Nov 12 – Dec 18 In Momentum

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