• Welcome to our curated online gallery, featuring significant pieces currently on show in the Royal Academy’s Main Galleries, in the 252nd Summer Exhibition. It’s a chance for viewers and collectors to enjoy a close-up of each artwork, as well as providing detail on the work and the artist.

    The opening of this year’s exhibition, planned to take place in summer as it has for the past 251 years, was disrupted by the lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a priority for the Academy and the Summer Exhibition Committee, led by this year’s coordinators, Jane and Louise Wilson, to reschedule this annual exhibition to run through autumn and winter instead.

     The exhibition reflects the Wilsons’ interest in photography and film as well as their concern to integrate such works with the more traditional modes of painting and sculpture. Another of the exhibition’s many highlights is Isaac Julien’s homage to the late curator Okwui Enwezor, a tireless champion for black artists. 

     Ultimately, in this most difficult of years, the exhibition is a celebration of the creativity of artists and for many it is the first opportunity to show and sell their work for well over six months.

    With social distancing measures still in place and international travel severely curtailed, in person visits may be difficult for some and so we hope that this gallery provides an opportunity to our loyal supports and buyers to see and enjoy some of the key works in the exhibition.   

     All queries regarding art works sales can be directed to the Summer Exhibition team; details can be found on the information for each work, and many works are available to buy here online. If you’re visiting the exhibition in person, you can also visit the sales desk in the Vestibule.

  • Introducing this year’s coordinators, Jane and Louise Wilson RA

    Step inside the Royal Academy for an exclusive look inside this year’s Summer Exhibition, as the first ‘Summer in winter’ came together.

  • Curated online gallery

    • David Batchelor Inter-Concreto 25, 2020 Cast acrylic and concrete 181 x 79 x 13 cm
      David Batchelor
      Inter-Concreto 25, 2020
      Cast acrylic and concrete
      181 x 79 x 13 cm
      £26,400
    • Frank Bowling Watermelon Bight, 2020 Acrylic 297.2 x 185.4 x 4.5 cm
      Frank Bowling
      Watermelon Bight, 2020
      Acrylic
      297.2 x 185.4 x 4.5 cm
      £756,000
    • Brian Catling Split Dish & Tide Pool, 2020 Egg tempera , enamel, gold leaf and iridescent pigment 50 x 50 x 7 cm
      Brian Catling
      Split Dish & Tide Pool, 2020
      Egg tempera , enamel, gold leaf and iridescent pigment
      50 x 50 x 7 cm
      £11,000
    • Stephen Chambers Berlin Flowers (Edwina's Vase), 2020 Oil on linen 75 x 85 x 5 cm
      Stephen Chambers
      Berlin Flowers (Edwina's Vase), 2020
      Oil on linen
      75 x 85 x 5 cm
      £25,000
    • Stephen Chambers Berlin Flowers (Rhodes' Vase), 2020 Oil on linen 75 x 85 x 5 cm
      Stephen Chambers
      Berlin Flowers (Rhodes' Vase), 2020
      Oil on linen
      75 x 85 x 5 cm
      £25,000
    • Michael Craig-Martin Untitled (with suitcase), 2020 Acrylic on aluminium 200 x 200 x 2.5 cm
      Michael Craig-Martin
      Untitled (with suitcase), 2020
      Acrylic on aluminium
      200 x 200 x 2.5 cm
      £144,000
    • Jim Dine The Blizzard, 2019 One-colour woodcut on Waterford CP 300 gsm paper Edition of 5 128.6 x 115.1 x 4.5 cm
      Jim Dine
      The Blizzard, 2019
      One-colour woodcut on Waterford CP 300 gsm paper
      Edition of 5
      128.6 x 115.1 x 4.5 cm
      Exhibited price £14,600
    • Tracey Emin TAKE ME HOME, 2014 Bronze Edition of 15 12 x 17 x 9.5 cm
      Tracey Emin
      TAKE ME HOME, 2014
      Bronze
      Edition of 15
      12 x 17 x 9.5 cm
      Exhibited price £17,000
    • Anthony Eyton Brixton Road Spring, 2020 Oil 130 x 95 x 3 cm
      Anthony Eyton
      Brixton Road Spring, 2020
      Oil
      130 x 95 x 3 cm
      £18,500
    • Stephen Farthing Study For A Fat Cat In The Age Of Oligarchy, 2020 Acrylic 70 x 110 x 4 cm
      Stephen Farthing
      Study For A Fat Cat In The Age Of Oligarchy, 2020
      Acrylic
      70 x 110 x 4 cm
      £8,000
    • Anne Hardy Threshold, 2018 Timber, plywood, wallpaper, paint, pastel, pins and plastic 300 x 348 x 5 cm
      Anne Hardy
      Threshold, 2018
      Timber, plywood, wallpaper, paint, pastel, pins and plastic
      300 x 348 x 5 cm
      £33,600
    • Bill Jacklin Road through the Field at Night, 2018 Oil 132 x 145 x 5 cm
      Bill Jacklin
      Road through the Field at Night, 2018
      Oil
      132 x 145 x 5 cm
      £42,000
    • Chantal Joffe Nat And Vita In Their Doorway (11.4.2020), 2020 Oil 30 x 24 x 2 cm
      Chantal Joffe
      Nat And Vita In Their Doorway (11.4.2020), 2020
      Oil
      30 x 24 x 2 cm
      £14,000
    • Allen Jones Cacophony, 2017 Oil 180 x 180 x 10 cm
      Allen Jones
      Cacophony, 2017
      Oil
      180 x 180 x 10 cm
      £100,000
    • Linder Superautomatism V, 2015 Enamel on magazine page 44 x 36.5 x 3 cm
      Linder
      Superautomatism V, 2015
      Enamel on magazine page
      44 x 36.5 x 3 cm
      £6,000
    • Richard Long Ebb And Flow, 2018 Screenprint on Somerset 410gsm paper Edition of 20 155.5 x 66 x 4 cm
      Richard Long
      Ebb And Flow, 2018
      Screenprint on Somerset 410gsm paper
      Edition of 20
      155.5 x 66 x 4 cm
      Exhibited price £6,300
    • Jock McFadyen Lost Boat Party, 2020 Oil 152.5 x 339 x 4 cm
      Jock McFadyen
      Lost Boat Party, 2020
      Oil
      152.5 x 339 x 4 cm
      £57,500
    • Mick Moon Northern Lights, 2019 Acrylic and mixed media on calico mounted on board 122 x 139.7 x 10 cm
      Mick Moon
      Northern Lights, 2019
      Acrylic and mixed media on calico mounted on board
      122 x 139.7 x 10 cm
      £43,000
    • Humphrey Ocean Now You See Me, 2020 Oil 130 x 161 x 8 cm
      Humphrey Ocean
      Now You See Me, 2020
      Oil
      130 x 161 x 8 cm
      £54,000
    • Cornelia Parker Glass And Its Shadows, 2019 Polymer photogravure etching on Fabriano Tiepolo Bianco 290 gsm paper Edition of 18 62.8 x 86.8 x 4 cm
      Cornelia Parker
      Glass And Its Shadows, 2019
      Polymer photogravure etching on Fabriano Tiepolo Bianco 290 gsm paper
      Edition of 18
      62.8 x 86.8 x 4 cm
      Exhibited price £3,200
    • Grayson Perry (SOLD) The American Dream, 2020 Etching Edition of 68 118 x 248.5 x 8.5 cm
      Grayson Perry (SOLD)
      The American Dream, 2020
      Etching
      Edition of 68
      118 x 248.5 x 8.5 cm
      £46,500
    • Cathie Pilkington Dazzle, 2020 Linen, wood, resin and paint 238 x 120 x 100 cm 25 kg
      Cathie Pilkington
      Dazzle, 2020
      Linen, wood, resin and paint
      238 x 120 x 100 cm
      25 kg
      £60,000
    • David Austen Blue Boy, 2020 Oil and charcoal on flax canvas 167 x 152 x 6 cm
      David Austen
      Blue Boy, 2020
      Oil and charcoal on flax canvas
      167 x 152 x 6 cm
      £48,000
    • Basil Beattie Divided Loyalties, 2020 Oil and wax on canvas 155.5 x 125 x 5.5 cm
      Basil Beattie
      Divided Loyalties, 2020
      Oil and wax on canvas
      155.5 x 125 x 5.5 cm
      £20,000
    • Sonia Boyce Underworld-Overworld: Shaggy Bear Repeat, 2019 Fuji crystal archive photo print under acrylic glass on alu-dibond Edition of 3 120 x 80 x 0.3 cm
      Sonia Boyce
      Underworld-Overworld: Shaggy Bear Repeat, 2019
      Fuji crystal archive photo print under acrylic glass on alu-dibond
      Edition of 3
      120 x 80 x 0.3 cm
      Exhibited price £3,600
    • The Late Jeffery Camp Fling, 2006 Oil 125 x 325 x 40 cm
      The Late Jeffery Camp
      Fling, 2006
      Oil
      125 x 325 x 40 cm
      £40,000
    • Margaret Harrison Pain, Pleasure & Power, 2015 Acrylic paint, giclée print, collage and small painted framed canvas 213 x 162 x 4 cm
      Margaret Harrison
      Pain, Pleasure & Power, 2015
      Acrylic paint, giclée print, collage and small painted framed canvas
      213 x 162 x 4 cm
      £25,000
    • Joy Labinjo (SOLD) Breakfast With Violet And Adam, 2020 Oil 150 x 200 x 4 cm
      Joy Labinjo (SOLD)
      Breakfast With Violet And Adam, 2020
      Oil
      150 x 200 x 4 cm
      £15,000
    • Michael Landy Family Ruin 34, 2020 Watercolour on paper 41.6 x 53.6 x 3.8 cm
      Michael Landy
      Family Ruin 34, 2020
      Watercolour on paper
      41.6 x 53.6 x 3.8 cm
      £4,440
    • Hughie O'Donoghue Wake, 2020 Mixed media on tarpaulin 192 x 253 x 10 cm
      Hughie O'Donoghue
      Wake, 2020
      Mixed media on tarpaulin
      192 x 253 x 10 cm
      Price on enquiry
    • Barbara Rae Russell Glacier, 2019 Mixed media on handmade paper 123 x 224 x 6 cm
      Barbara Rae
      Russell Glacier, 2019
      Mixed media on handmade paper
      123 x 224 x 6 cm
      £55,000
    • Fiona Rae Abstract 20 (Drawing), 2019 Gouache and watercolour on paper 56.3 x 70.5 x 4.7 cm
      Fiona Rae
      Abstract 20 (Drawing), 2019
      Gouache and watercolour on paper
      56.3 x 70.5 x 4.7 cm
      £10,620
    • Rebecca Salter Untitled AR30, 2019 Mixed media on linen 180 x 130 x 3 cm
      Rebecca Salter
      Untitled AR30, 2019
      Mixed media on linen
      180 x 130 x 3 cm
      £30,000
    • Conrad Shawcross Catastrophe Sequence (Solid), 2017 Weathering steel Edition of 3 123 x 41 x 36 cm
      Conrad Shawcross
      Catastrophe Sequence (Solid), 2017
      Weathering steel
      Edition of 3
      123 x 41 x 36 cm
      £85,000
    • Yinka Shonibare Air Kid (Girl), 2020 Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, globe, brass, steel baseplate and umbrella 148 x 118 x 172 cm
      Yinka Shonibare
      Air Kid (Girl), 2020
      Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, globe, brass, steel baseplate and umbrella
      148 x 118 x 172 cm
      £150,000
    • Wolfgang Tillmans Sicily morning, 2018 Inkjet print with clips 138 x 206 x 2 cm
      Wolfgang Tillmans
      Sicily morning, 2018
      Inkjet print with clips
      138 x 206 x 2 cm
      £90,000
    • Joe Tilson The Stones Of Venice, Contarini Fasan, 2019 Polyptych, acrylic on canvas in 5 parts 182 x 457 x 4 cm
      Joe Tilson
      The Stones Of Venice, Contarini Fasan, 2019
      Polyptych, acrylic on canvas in 5 parts
      182 x 457 x 4 cm
      £75,000
    • Ai Weiwei Porcelain Vase (Crossing of the Sea), 2017 Porcelain 52 x 51 x 51 cm 20 kg
      Ai Weiwei
      Porcelain Vase (Crossing of the Sea), 2017
      Porcelain
      52 x 51 x 51 cm
      20 kg
      Price on enquiry
    • Alison Wilding Shrubs 3, 2020 Fumed oak and brass 51 x 22 x 10 cm 0.5 kg
      Alison Wilding
      Shrubs 3, 2020
      Fumed oak and brass
      51 x 22 x 10 cm
      0.5 kg
      £7,200
    • Eileen Cooper (SOLD) Indigo, 2018 Oil 136.5 x 106 x 5 cm
      Eileen Cooper (SOLD)
      Indigo, 2018
      Oil
      136.5 x 106 x 5 cm
      £15,000
    • Glenn Ligon Correspondence, 2019 Aquatint, drypoint on Hahnemühle copperlate bright white paper Edition of 18 130 x 107 x 4 cm
      Glenn Ligon
      Correspondence, 2019
      Aquatint, drypoint on Hahnemühle copperlate bright white paper
      Edition of 18
      130 x 107 x 4 cm
      Price on enquiry
    • Julian Schnabel Untitled (Bez), 2010 Oil on polyester 335.3 x 233.7 x 5 cm
      Julian Schnabel
      Untitled (Bez), 2010
      Oil on polyester
      335.3 x 233.7 x 5 cm
      Price on enquiry
  • “It’s brilliant to see the art world is still thriving and that artists are still making work, and we very much hope this exhibition will be a celebration of that” – Louise Wilson

  • A few words from curator, Edith Devaney

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    It’s brilliant to see the art world is still thriving and that artists are still making work, and we very much hope this exhibition will be a celebration of that.

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    Image of the Galleries

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  • More about Phyllida Barlow RA

    More about Phyllida Barlow RA

    Throughout her long career Barlow’s work has reacted against the formality and monumentality of the traditions of sculpture. This is not only evident in the visual language and form of her works but also in her employment of materials far removed from those related to formal sculpture. As can be seen in untitled:mantlestacked; 2020, through her utilisation of inexpensive materials -- plywood, timber, plaster sand cement scrim and paint, she deliberately reveals the process of forming the work, with the application of colour being almost gestural. Appearing to teeter on its plinth, the ‘hand-made’ quality of this work shifts it away from the norms of serenity and beauty and instead creates a different energy, charged with instability.

    Born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1944, Phyllida Barlow studied at the Chelsea College of Art (1960 – 1963) and the Slade School of Art (1963 – 1966). She later taught at both schools and was Professor of Fine Art and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the latter until 2009. In February2019, Barlow created a critically acclaimed solo exhibition entitled ‘cul-de-sac’ in The Royal Academy’s Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries.