Art in Print
A new exhibition of Luc Tuymans’s work to open at the National Portrait Gallery
The Belgian Artist Luc Tuymans is to display a selection of paintings at the National Portrait Gallery this autumn. This is the first time that the artist has made a thematic selection from his body of work and all are portraits of people wearing glasses.
Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, said: ‘It has been a privilege to collaborate with Luc on this unique display of his work, which has a special resonance in a gallery devoted to portraits. Tuymans is, to my mind, one of the greatest painters working today, and also has a formidable curatorial eye.’
The portraits have been selected for the National Portrait Gallery from a larger exhibition of his works currently on view at the Museum aan de Stroom in Antwerp. Luc Tuymans: Glasses (4 October 2016- 2 April 2017) is a result of a collaboration between the two institutions and Luc Tuymans’s studio. The display opens ahead of Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans at the Royal Academy of Arts (29 October 2016 - 29 January 2017), in which the artist curates an exhibition of the work of the great Belgian expressionist painter.
Tate Britain revamps Turner galleries after paintings return from tour
Tate Britain has marked the return of some of its most popular paintings from a tour of North America by rehanging its galleries devoted to JMW Turner.
Paintings such as the dazzling ‘Norham Castle, Sunrise’ and the baffling but gorgeous view of Venice, ‘St Benedetto, Looking towards Fusina’, have arrived back in London after being part of one of the most successful shows ever staged by the gallery.
The returned works were part of the gallery’s Late Turner exhibition which, in late 2014, became the most popular solo show held at Tate Britain. It received 267,704 visitors and was seen by nearly 500,000 more in a subsequent tour of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto.
Plans Take Shape for François Pinault Museum in Paris
The luxury goods billionaire François Pinault is racing to meet a self-imposed deadline to turn the 18th-century bourse in the pulsing heart of Paris into a private museum by the end of 2018, spurred by the hope, he says, that art can offer solace to a nation scarred by terror attacks.
Last month, the Paris City Council approved the project, which calls for transforming the building into ‘The Pinault Collection, Bourse de Commerce’ and filling it with art from Mr. Pinault’s collection of more than 3,000 works by contemporary artists like Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Agnes Martin and Cy Twombly. The interior is to get a makeover by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando.