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* Museum & Gallery Shows: Lucien Freud – Portraits, at the National Portrait Gallery

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 9 February 2012

Museum & Gallery Shows: Lucien Freud – Portraits, at the National Portrait Gallery, 9 February-27 May, 2012:  From the National Portrait Gallery: “Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011) was one of the most important and influential artists of his generation. Paintings of people were central to his work and this major exhibition, spanning over seventy years, is the first to focus on his portraiture.

Produced in close collaboration with the late Lucian Freud, the exhibition concentrates on particular periods and groups of sitters which illustrate Freud’s stylistic development and technical virtuosity. Insightful paintings of the artist’s lovers, friends and family, referred to by the artist as the ‘people in my life’, will demonstrate the psychological drama and unrelenting observational intensity of his work.

Featuring 130 works from museums and private collections throughout the world, some of which have never been seen before, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience the work of one of the world’s greatest artists.”

“I’ve always wanted to create drama in my pictures, which is why I paint people. It’s people who have brought drama to pictures from the beginning. The simplest human gestures tell stories.” (Lucien Freud)

Stunning.  Marvelous.  Corporeal.

image: Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985 by Lucien Freud, Private Collection, Ireland © The Lucian Freud Archive.  Courtesy Lucian Freud Archive,

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Last Day for Marina Abramovic at MoMA – “The Artist is Present” to End Monday 31 May 2010 at 5pm

Posted by the editors on Monday, 31 May 2010

Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

Marina Abramovic in the MoMA atrium. In her performance piece “The Artist Is Present,” visitors sit in a chair silently facing her.

Holland Cotter has written an interesting article entitled “700-Hour Silent Opera Reaches Finale at MoMA” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online) looking at Marina Abramovic’s 700 hour silent performance entitled “The Artist is Present” at MoMA in New York City.  In fact, Abramovic’s 700 hour silent chair sitting is only one part of the exhibition which includes videos of some of her past performances and, perhaps more disputably, restagings of previous performances using, this time, actors instead of Ms. Abramovic and her one-time partner Uwe Laysiepen.

The article includes a slide show, here, and a video interview with Ms. Abramovic, here.  Daily live feed of Ms. Abramovic’s performance on the official MoMA site, here.  Portraits of the more than 1325 participating visitors (of the reportedly 600,000 who saw the exhibition) on Flickr, here.

See all the Nothing is Invisible posts on Marina Abramovic, here

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Hockney + Hollywood + Yorkshire: Portraits, Landscapes And iPhones

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 18 October 2009

David Hockney’s upcoming shows at the PaceWildenstein Galleries in NYC (opening 23 October 2009 at the West 57th street location and 29 October 2009 at the West 25th street location), Hockney’s first shows in New York in over 12 years, provide the ideal context to look once again at the man and his work:  iconoclast and traditionalist. 

Let’s start with a thoughtful article, “David Hockney’s Long Road Home” by Carol Kino, in the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online).

David Hockney, at, described as “The only authorized David Hockney website – a work in progress, including this page!”, a lively (of course!) and wonderfully complete (as complete as a work in progress can and should be) look at, it seems, almost all things Hockney.

David Hockney, in Wikipedia, for those who feel so inclined.

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