Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The “School of London” is Coming to L.A.'s J. Paul Getty Museum

"The Wedding" (1989–93) by R.B. Kitaj, oil on canvas. Tate: Presented by the artist 1993. Photo © Tate, London 2016. Artwork © R.B. Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art
CALIFORNIA---From the 1940s through the 1980s, a prominent group of London- based artists developed new styles and approaches to depicting the human figure and the landscape. These painters resisted the abstraction, minimalism, and conceptualism that dominated contemporary art at the time, instead focusing on depicting contemporary life through innovative figurative works. The exhibition includes 80 paintings, drawings, and prints by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, and R.B. Kitaj.

J. Paul Getty Museum: "London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj" (July 26 to November 13, 2016); 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA; (310) 440-7360; Getty.edy