Eileen Agar's Precious Stones set against an illustrated dark blue background

Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy


29 January 2022 - 07 May 2022

Venue Leeds Art Gallery


Leeds Art Gallery presents Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, a major retrospective of the artists work.

Developed in partnership with the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and the Mjellby Konstmuseum, Halmstad, Sweden, the exhibition is the largest presentation of Agar’s work to date. It features over 100 paintings, collages, photographs and archive material, much of which has been rarely exhibited.

Agar had a fascinating life and career and the exhibition explores how early inspirations of Cubism and Surrealism rapidly developed into her very personal style that reflected society over a period of tremendous social change. Fascinated by classical art, ancient mythologies, the natural world and sexual pleasure, Agar mined these subjects for the forms and content that filled her works.

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