Thursday, 10 July 2014

Art's Not Dead: Best Photography Exhibitions and Galleries

Are you looking for a culture fix this summer? London might just have a few treats in store for you. Head to the city for a day trip or if you really want to push the boat out, stay in the city for the whole weekend.

Our Christine Weekender in a gorgeous pink tulip print is the perfect accessory to accomplice you on your weekend away. Not only is it pretty, it’s practical too. Travel to London in style and feel fashion-forward this summer. Before you get packing, however, you'll need to plan where to go. Read on to learn more about the city’s best current and upcoming photography shows. These exhibitions are perfect for that much-needed culture hit.   

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album 
Royal Academy of Arts: Burlington House, Picadilly, W1J 0BD 

The free spirited Dennis Hopper lived to make some classic films including the 1969 hit ‘Easy Rider’. As well as being a remarkable actor, he was also an extremely talented photographer.

In the ’60s, Hopper took around 18,000 photos within just a few years. Although he moved on to painting and sculpture, Hopper left behind a considerable photographic legacy. At the Royal Academy of Arts this year, from the 26th June -19th October, you can view the collection of photographs which were unveiled once in 1970 and then recovered in 2010 after Hopper’s death. ‘Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album’ is one for the diary this summer.

Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders
ATLAS Gallery, 49 Dorset Street, London, W1U 7NF

Here at Nica, we’re a lover of bikes, hence our little bicycle slogan which has made an appearance on some of our bags, including the Christine Weekender. And who hasn't got a biker inspired leather jacket inside their wardrobes?! 

From 19th June – 16th August 2014, you’ll be able to gain an insight into the biker culture of the ‘60s at London’s ATLAS Gallery.  ‘The Bikeriders’ is modern photojournalism that was been captured by Danny Lyon between 1963 and 1967 when the self-taught American photographer engrossed himself into the lives and culture of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club.  For the first time in the UK, you’ll be able to take a look at 40 of the modern prints from ‘The Bikeriders’ extraordinary series. Celebrate Lyon’s photography by heading to the ATLAS Gallery this summer.

Which exhibitions will you be heading to this summer? Drop us a comment below or tweet us @Nica_Handbags to let us know what you enjoyed most! 

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