The Summer Exhibition, from 14 July until 12 August, will showcase a wide range of works from the stable of artists represented by the Alan Cristea Gallery
, the largest dealer and publisher of 20th Century and contemporary prints in Europe. Including paintings, works on paper, ceramics, sculpture and installations, and with prices ranging from £750 to £50,000, this show will focus on the work of Royal Academicians including Gillian Ayres, Allen Jones, Ian McKeever, Lisa Milroy, Mimmo Paladino and Joe Tilson. A focal point of the show will be works by Michael Craig-Martin and Howard Hodgkin, both of whom have both been commissioned to design posters for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games.
The Summer Exhibition will showcase a number of works by Michael Craig-Martin, who has played a significant role in this years Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and curated one of the largest galleries for the show. Featured works include prints from Alphabet, a series of 26 prints, edition of 40 (prices from £900, and a number of unique drawings pre-dating the artists use of the computer; Untitled (Modern Muses), 1982 (£6,500) and Paint Roller, 1983 (£4,500).
Howard Hodgkin will also feature, who along with Craig-Martin is one the 12 artists commissioned to design posters for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games. Highlights include small-scale prints, Rain (£3,000) and Strictly Personal (£5,000), and a larger print entitled Night Palm, 1990-1, a hand-painted etching with carborundum (£10,000).
Abstract painter Gillian Ayres, who was recently awarded a CBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List, is represented by a number of works including Song Beneath the Stars and A Breeze Cuts a Pause (both priced at £2,250 each). Italian artist Mimmo Paladino is represented by Stupor Mundi, 2010, lithograph and gold mosaic in a brass box, edition of 10 (£5,000) and Map of Great Britain, 2009, a collage with lithograph and hand-painting contained a welded steel frame with gold mosaic glass elements, edition of 25 (£3,000).