Friday, January 26, 2018

Art from Ben Uri Collection on loan for six months

WATFORD OBSERVER
By Mattie Lacey-Davidson
"Moses" by Alva (1901-1973). Ben Uri Collection, object type paintingAccession number 1987-8
BUSHEY, UK---Bushey Museum and Art Gallery this week announced a partnership exhibition with Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London. From tomorrow more than 70 artworks by a range of artists, including famous names such as Frank Auerbach, Leon Bakst, David Bomberg, Marc Chagall, Naum Gabo, Mark Gertler, R.B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Jacob Kramer and Camille Pissarro, as well as a number of less well-known artists, will be on display as part of a loan exhibition from the Ben Uri Collection. The Ben Uri Art Society emerged from the Jewish community in 1915 in London’s East End. Named in The Book of Exodus: Bezalel Ben Uri was an artist-craftsman of high renown, skilled in painting and working invaluable woods as well as precious metals and stones. [More]

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