Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud,
R. B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Paula Rego and Euan Uglow at Art Basel, Basel 2017.
In 1976 at a time when new explorations in minimal and conceptual art were redefining existing art practices, the American artist
R.B. Kitaj, who was living and working in London at the time, organised a figurative exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London entitled The Human Clay.
The exhibition consisted of representational painting and drawing and was considered controversial at the time. In the catalogue Kitaj used the term School of London to describe the artists he had brought together. The name has stuck to refer to painters who were characterised by diligently pursuing new approaches to the human figure. The work of these artists was brought into fresh focus after the exhibition and revived an interest in figurative paintings by a younger generation through the late '70s and '80s onwards.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.
Tate Britain will show works by these artists in the exhibition All Too Human 28 Feb – 27 Aug 2018.