The Getty Center
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

The artists in London Calling are not obvious manifestations of a wave of American influence in British art on either side of 1960. Yet their concerns come into interesting focus when we consider, say, Francis Bacon and Frank Auerbach in conjunction with Willem de Kooning (all sharing an enthusiasm for Chaim Soutine), Leon Kossoff with early Leon Golub, the naked portraiture of Lucian Freud and Alice Neel, and further parallels between Michael Andrews and Alex Katz, or Ron Kitaj and Robert Rauschenberg. This approach presented by Martin Hammer, professor at the Centre for the Study of Art History and Visual Culture, University of Kent, offers one way to internationalize a body of work sometimes stereotyped as quintessentially British.

Complements the exhibition London Calling.

This exhibition is a collaboration between Tate and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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