The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of new work by both established and unknown living artists. Now in its 240th year, the exhibition includes around 1,200 works and the majority of works are for sale.
This year's exhibition coordinators are Royal Academicians Humphrey Ocean, Tony Cragg and Gordon Benson, and the theme is Man Made. Highlights of the show include a memorial gallery dedicated to the extraordinary artistic achievements of the late RB Kitaj, featuring some of Kitaj's greatest works alongside recent paintings which are available for sale.
Recently elected Academician Tracey Emin has curated a gallery, and the exhibition also includes a dedicated area for photographic works. Finally, the Academy's Courtyard plays host to a monumental sculpture by Sir Anthony Caro, titled Promenade.