Works by Imran Qureshi are on view at The British Museum as part of a survey of art on paper spanning the 1960s to the present day.
From Lucian Freud to Kiki Smith, life drawing to minimalism and etching to collage, this exhibition spans an intriguing range of styles and techniques used in art on paper from 1960 to today.
Comprising over 100 prints and drawings, the show presents a selection from around 150 works of art donated by Hamish Parker, a long-term supporter of the British Museum. Judged to be pre-eminent, Parker's gift was accepted by the government under the Cultural Gifts Scheme and allocated to the Museum in 2020.
The works on display date from 1960 to 2017, except for an etching by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) from 1933. This is a nod to Parker's first major gift to the Museum in 2011 – the funds to purchase Picasso's Vollard Suite of 100 etchings made in the 1930s. The most recent works are by the German artist Caroline Kryzecki (b. 1979) and the British artist Sam Messenger (b. 1980), both of whom produce intricate, systematic drawings in ink.