I finally visited the Gauguin exhibition at Tate Modern this evening after having walked away three times seeing how packed it was in there. On one day they were open late, it was sold out until 7pm by 3pm. It’s probably attracting potentially twice as many people as the whole of the rest of the gallery. There might have been 500 or more visitors merely during this evening.
If you are still planning to go, don’t expect too many major works. This exhibition is more like a biography than a retrospective, following the life of the man and his travels. Many of the exhibits are preparatory works, sketches, prints, and further sections looking at publications and photographs which give a background view to Gauguin’s life and subject matters.