The abstract expressionist movement was born in the aftermath of world war, in the turmoil of uncertainty. When the first works were shown in London in 1959 they caused a sensation, and this exhibition will be the most important gathering of major works in Europe for sixty years. It is particularly special that it is happening at the Royal Academy, so long the place where groundbreaking art has first been shown.
Among the twenty or so artists, there may be some you never would have associated with the movement, as well as early works that reveal how the movement grew, and how the artists link together.
Book your tour before the 12th December.