03/03/2023 - 04/06/2023
Mid-Late C20th - Painting
Balthus (1908–2001) - Under the Surface
Tue-Fri: 10-5pm; Sat: 12-4pm
"All art is at once surface and symbol.
Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril."
- Oscar Wilde
The exhibition Under the Surface at Luxembourg + Co. forms the first presentation of the work of Balthasar Klossowski (1908–2001) - better known as Balthus - in the UK since his 1968 retrospective at the Tate Gallery.
Setting out to present new critical perspectives on the artist’s legacy, the show focuses on his engagement with ‘surface’ as both a material and a psychological quality.
Balthus: Under the Surface is an inquiry into the challenging conditions of figure painting, at once mere appearance and all that lies beneath it.
Mayfair 2 Savile Row, W1S 3PA