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Whether gathering starfish on Cornwall’s beaches, brainstorming ideas with Picasso or dancing on Parisian rooftops, Eileen Agar’s vibrant, dynamic works transform the everyday into the extraordinary.

A collection of paintings, collages, photography, sculpture and even some ceremonial hats by the artist Eileen Agar are on display at Whitechapel Gallery, in a major exploration of the work of this bold and colourful artist.

Working between the 1920s-1990s, Agar’s work crossed the boundaries of abstract art, classical imagery, surrealism and even the odd experiment in cubism. Some of her early works will be on display here, alongside her best-known surrealist paintings and collages such as Erotic Landscape (1942).

Lively colour, classical imagery, the natural world and sexual pleasure fuse together in Agar’s works, presenting a world consumed by both order and chaos.

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