|Tony O'Malley: Bahamian Butterfly|
It's surprising that such a large number of these impressive works are for sale. Where have they been hiding? I suspect that O'Malley's widow Jane has been holding on to them as her pension fund. Whatever the reason it's a great opportunity for someone with a few bob to get a classic O'Malley. I'd be looking for one of the large dark pieces he did in St. Ives around 1965 - The Watching Windhover or Winter Hawk.
Make sure you get a catalogue when you visit the show. There's a wonderfully perceptive essay by Brian Fallon who was a close friend of O'Malley. It's particularly good on milieu and influences.
The show ends on the 9th of October - a lamentably short run for such a smashing exhibition. Catch it while you can.