The Serpentine’s exhibitions from 1970 to the present

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John Bellany: Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings 1964–86

29 Nov 1986 to 11 Jan 1987

A large retrospective of East Lothian painter John Bellany’s work, featuring his popular work My Father (1966).

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Ishii Mitsutaka and Black Sun

22 May 1986 to 24 May 1986

Ishii Mitsutaka performed at the Serpentine Gallery in connection with the Japanese photographic exhibition Black Sun: The Eyes of Four.

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Ghisha Koenig: Sculpture 1968-1986

17 May 1986 to 15 Jun 1986

In this exhibition, Ghisha Koenig (1921-93) presented a selection of her sculptures and reliefs.

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Frank Bowling: Painting

1 Mar 1986 to 31 Mar 1986

An exhibition of Frank Bowling's paintings, featuring his paint-encrusted grids.

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Eye Music: The Graphic Art of New Musical Notation

26 Jul 1986 to 31 Aug 1986

This was one of the largest surveys of musical notation undertaken and included scores by more than a hundred composers from Britain, Europe, America and Japan.

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Clyde Hopkins: Painting

1 Mar 1986 to 31 Mar 1986

This exhibition presented a selection of Clyde Hopkins’ paintings made during the previous two years.

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Charting Time: Artists’ drawings for film and video

9 Aug 1986 to 31 Aug 1986

This exhibition illustrated how film and video artists visualised their work before their films or videos ‘existed.’

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Black Sun: The Eyes of Four

17 May 1986 to 15 Jun 1986

150 prints from four Japanese photographers composed this unprecedented portrait of post-war Japan at the Serpentine Gallery.

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Adrian Berg: Paintings 1977-86

21 Jun 1986 to 20 Jul 1986

Kew Gardens, Windsor Great Park and, most especially, Regent’s Park featured in this exhibition of Adrian Berg’s paintings.

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Yolanda Sonnabend: Stage Designs and Paintings

30 Nov 1985 to 5 Jan 1986

An exhibition of stage designs and paintings by Yolanda Sonnabend, featuring models for stage sets and related drawings.

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