Explore the art exhibitions setting the tone for the blooming season and inspiring our upcoming collections
Ninety Percent’s aesthetic has evolved, driven by our Creative Director Elliot Atkinson’s refined handwriting. His inspiration comes from the art world, drawing from major movements such as Expressionism and Modernism. You’ll recognise this in the attention to detail, from the fit of a dress to the drape of the silhouette, sculpted to seamlessly shape the body.
Discover our round-up of the best international exhibitions to visit this spring, whether you’re in London, Paris or New York, and learn more about the Ninety Percent inspiration.
Action, Gesture, Paint: Women Artists and Global Abstraction 1940-70
Whitechapel Gallery, London
This exhibition spanning 150 paintings from 81 artists looks at Abstract Expressionism through a female lens, particularly from non-Western countries, to redress gender and race imbalances. It celebrates the practices of well-known artists such as Lee Krasner and Helen Frankenthaler as well as lesser-known figures such as Bertina Lopes and Wook-kyung Choi.
09 February – 07 May 2023
open tuesday to sunday, 11am-6pm
Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life,
Tate Modern, London
Exploring the powerful work of two groundbreaking modern artists, this exhibition highlights af Klint and Mondrian’s artistic journeys from natural forms to abstraction. Although they never met, their art is placed side by side to show their common desire to understand the forces behind life on earth and invent their own languages of abstract art rooted in nature.
20 APRIL – 03 SEPTEMBER 2023
open everyday, 10am–6pm
After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art,
The National Gallery, London
At the turn of the 20th century, revolutionary artists broke free from the established tradition and laid new artistic foundations for the next century to come. This exhibition celebrates the achievement of three giants – Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gaugin – and their influences on younger artists across Europe who created a new, modern art, free of convention, taking in Expressionism, Cubism and Abstraction.
25 March – 13 August 2023
open everyday, 10am–6pm, Friday until 9pm
Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time,
MoMA, New York
Charcoal, pencil, watercolour and pastel works on paper are brought together in this exhibition revealing a more obscure and abstract side of Georgia O’Keeffe, best known for her brightly coloured paintings of flowers. It reveals the American artist’s working methods, inviting us to take the time to look and absorb nature’s forms and rhythms.
09 April – 12 August 2023
open everyday, 10.30am–5.30pm, saturday until 7pm
Centre Pompidou, Paris
The iconic Parisian museum dedicates its first spring exhibition to one of the most influential female figures of sculpture, and art history in general, Germaine Richier. Bringing together nearly 200 works spanning sculptures, engravings and drawings, it traces her artistic trajectory chronologically over 25 years and explores how she revitalised the human figure.
01 March – 12 June 2023
open every wednesday to monday, 11am–9pm, thursday until 11pm