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Luc Tuymans

Belgian, b. 1958

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Luc Tuymans

Belgian, b. 1958

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Biography

Luc Tuymans’s metaphorical and figurative paintings, with their muted palette of grays and browns, transform television, film, and print sources into examinations of history and memory. Beneath the artist’s restraint and gentle, often exquisite, painterly language are themes ranging from the Holocaust to corporations’ ill-gotten power to Walt Disney’s vision of the future. Still Life (2002), Tuymans’s response to 9/11, is a large-scale painting of the most quotidian of objects, fruit and a glass pitcher, a comment on the impossibility of capturing the unspeakable.

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Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$3m, Christie's, 2013
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Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 7 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Biography

Luc Tuymans’s metaphorical and figurative paintings, with their muted palette of grays and browns, transform television, film, and print sources into examinations of history and memory. Beneath the artist’s restraint and gentle, often exquisite, painterly language are themes ranging from the Holocaust to corporations’ ill-gotten power to Walt Disney’s vision of the future. Still Life (2002), Tuymans’s response to 9/11, is a large-scale painting of the most quotidian of objects, fruit and a glass pitcher, a comment on the impossibility of capturing the unspeakable.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$3m, Christie's, 2013
User
Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 7 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Articles Featuring Luc Tuymans
What Sold during Armory Week
Mar 9th, 2020
What Sold during Armory Week
What Sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong
Mar 31st, 2018
What Sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong
Why These 6 Artists Destroyed Their Own Art
Jan 9th, 2018
Why These 6 Artists Destroyed Their Own Art
Luc Tuymans on the Horror of Painting
Oct 28th, 2016
Luc Tuymans on the Horror of Painting
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