Luc Tuymans
Belgian, born 1958
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High auction record
$3m, Christie's, 2013
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Luc Tuymans - Scramble / 25 years of collaboration,
Zeno X Gallery
2013
THE GARDEN OF DIVERSION,
Sifang Art Museum
1992
Luc Tuymans: Repulsion,
Galerie Isabella Czarnowska

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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