The cover image of the Getty's exhibition catalogue entitled London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Kitaj, Auerbach and Andrews (available at Museum Bookstore)

London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Kitaj, Auerbach and Andrews

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Girl with a White Dog, 1950–51, Lucian Freud - London Calling

Between the 1940s and 1980s, when contemporary art was dominated by abstraction, conceptualism, and minimalism, a group of painters in London doggedly pursued the depiction of the human figure and everyday landscape, forging startling new approaches and styles.

This rigorous and handsome catalogue accompanies an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2016 - the first major exhibition in the U.S. to consider the work of six of the leaders of this 'School of London' - Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, and R. B. Kitaj.   

The essays reflect on the parallel yet diverse trajectories of these artists; their friendships and mutual admiration and the divergence of their practice from the discourse of high modernism.

  • Authors: Elena Crippa, Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art at Tate Britain and Catherine Lampert, Independent Art Curator
  • Hardcover: 136 pages
  • Date published: July 2016
  • Language: English
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  • ISBN: 978-1606064849