Hitlist - the best exhibitions
Picasso on Paper An exhibition of drawings, prints and illustrated books spanning the career of one of the 20th century’s most important artists. Picasso’s early work gave those artists who followed him a route into pure abstraction, with his later surrealist-inspired works demonstrating a mastery of the human form and his inexhaustible artistic vision. Dean Gallery, 624 6200, until 23 Sep, daily, 10am–5pm, £6 (£4).
Richard Long: Walking and Marking As one of this country’s most important land artists, Long takes over the SNGMA with works that record and relate to his treks around the world. Paintings, photographs and sculptures spill out into the surrounding landscape, with mud and rocks from the surrounding countryside used as raw materials for his installations. SNGMA, 624 6200, until 21 Oct, daily 10am–5pm, £6 (£4).
Warhol: A Celebration of Life . . . And Death The first major exhibition of the American pop artist’s work in Scotland for a decade. Many of the works on show come from the recently purchased Anthony d’Offay collection, and act as testament to Warhol’s genius. Expect Lizas, Marilyns, and dollar signs aplenty in this celebration of materialism and mortality. National Gallery of Scotland, 624 6200, until 7 Oct, Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–7pm, £8 (£6).
David Batchelor Multicoloured, glowing plastic constructions fill the galleries at the Talbot Rice. Batchelor creates neo-pop installations that challenge our ‘chromophobia’. Concerned with ideas of urbanism and consumption, the artist and author has scoured the pound shops of East London to create a gaudy grotto. Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, 650 2210, until 29 Sep, Tue–Sat 10am–5pm, free.