Pick of the week
Megan Piper, one of London’s young gallerists to watch, concentrates on overlooked artists of the 1960s. Her current show, ‘Staircases and Figures’, is of large paintings by Neil Stokoe (born 1935), an RCA contemporary of Caulfield, Hockney, and Kitaj. Running to February 24, it will be her last at Harris Lindsay in Jermyn Street, SW1, before moving to a nearby space in Bury Street. Mr Stokoe is currently fascinated by stairs, saying: ‘Their great variety of shapes and forms almost makes them the architectural equivalent of trees.’ The most recent work, however, is a double-portrait on a sofa, in memory of his friendship with Francis Bacon.