“Test Specimens” exhibition by Thom Yorke + Stanley Donwood: complete catalog
The next art exhibition by Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood Test specimens is now in online preview – you can check out the full catalog of designs below.
Test specimensan exhibition of 60 drawings by Radiohead frontman and Donwood (who has designed the cover for every Radiohead album since ‘The Bends’ in 1995), will be on view at 8 Duke Street in London from May 25-29.
The artwork was all created by Yorke and Donwood between 1999 and 2001, when the duo were working on the art for Radiohead’s albums “Kid A” (2000) and “Amnesiac” (2001).
“Test specimens offers extraordinary and intimate insight into the minds of these creative geniuses at a pivotal moment in British cultural history,” curator Siobhan Andrews Kapoor said in a statement. “For us viewers, it’s a privilege to be left behind the scenes and explore this fantastic world for ourselves.”
Donwood confirmed earlier this morning (May 16) that the full catalog of Test specimens is now available online, which you can see here.
the catalog of ‘test tubes’, an exhibition of drawings by me and thom is online: https://t.co/Hdkey7cGAf pic.twitter.com/0coiNW29eZ
— Stanley Donwood (@StanleyDonwood) May 16, 2022
A limited number of timed admission tickets for Test specimens are available to book here.
Tin Man Art, which presents the exhibition, said in a statement last month: “We are opening the pages of Thom and Stanley’s sketchbooks to the public for the first time, following the frenzy of interest generated by the exhibition of works associated with ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ at Christie’s during Frieze week last year.
“These pieces were made in times of war and political upheaval, eerily mirrored in today’s powder keg climate, making the moment particularly poignant. The message is true: humanity can be chaotic and cruel, but art, collaboration and invention can light up any darkness.”
Last month, Yorke shared a new mix for his Sonos radio show In the absence of itwhich featured an eclectic roster of artists, including IDLES and Miles Davis.