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17/11/2022 - 28/01/2023

Mid C20th - Painting


Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach & Michael Andrews - Friends and Relations

Tue-Sat: 11-6pm

Taking as its inspiration a famous John Deakin photograph from 1963 that shows the four painters in Soho (along with much younger painter Timothy Behrens, the subject of a portrait by Freud that is on view), the exhibition includes some of the artists’ portraits of each other, elucidating the connections between their respective practices.

Curated by art historian Richard Calvocoressi, Friends and Relations contextualizes key works by four era-defining artists. Featuring about forty paintings from private and public collections, it positions Freud—in the centenary year of his birth—as the grouping’s central figure.


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