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Last chance – Ben Turnbull at Saatchi – until 8 May
Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery is the ideal location to enjoy a range of modern art to get you thinking. If you’re on the way to catch the new Saatchi exhibition at Duke of York Square this weekend, make sure you visit British artist Ben Turnbull’s exhibition, No Guts No Glory, a visual story of American G.I’s and their experience of war from departure to return. Hurry – it’s only on until Sunday 8 May.
A fan of American products and memorabilia, Ben Turnbull works from his studio in Battersea to produce mixed media pieces that feel reminiscent of the pop art movement. For No Guts No Glory, Turnbull cut up comic books and re-assembled them for an in-depth, thought provoking depiction of war.
This exhibition reveals the experience of American G.I’s at war through these Americana inspired collages. Combining well-known images of propaganda, fashion and historical imagery, Turnbull captures the journey of three marines in Vietnam, from the reasons why they joined the war through to how they died or returned home. The range of bright pop art colours contrast with the sombre mood of the exhibition for a show that depicts a fascinating new angle of soldiers and war.
BeautyAesop to open at Duke of York Square
Iconic Australian brand Aesop will be opening a new flagship store right here in Chelsea. Due to open later this year, it will be the brand’s biggest UK store, complete with its bestselling products as well as plenty of new ranges to discover.
News & EventsPintar Rapido arrives at the Square
We’re excited to see Europe’s biggest outdoor painting festival and competition, Pintar Rapido, returning to Chelsea from 29-30 July. Aiming to ‘capture the spirit of the city in a day’, hundreds of artists will be painting at almost every corner of London - including our very own Duke of York Square.