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American artist Nancy Spero, who died 18 months ago, blended the personal with the political, using her art to promote her profeminist and anti-war views.

Although she lived at a time when the American painting scene was dominated by abstraction and Pop Art, she forged her own distinctive output, expressing herself through painting, collage, printmaking and installation. Her eclectic, many-layered pieces drew on a wide range of histories and visual references, including Egyptian papyri, Chinese scroll paintings, and Etruscan and Roman frescoes. This show is an adapted version of the retrospective staged at the Pompidou Centre in Paris at the end of last year.

Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London , W2 3XA

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