Bacon, Freud, Hockney and others - London artists working from life 1950–80
The Museum’s international group show is devoted to figurative painting in London from the 1950s to the late 1970s, including works by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff, David Hockney and Richard Hamilton. Around 100 works by fifteen artists will be displayed to highlight the artistic dialogue which took place in London over three decades beginning in the 1950s. Although this group of artists is of international stature, many names will be unfamiliar to a German audience, as will their determination to capture the life around them which seemed, in the aftermath of the war, both precarious and thrilling.
The exhibition will challenge the accepted view that American Abstract Expressionism was the principal vanguard movement in painting and will present works that are very much of their time, alive to the attractions of mass culture and the changes in social behaviour in the 60s, yet, made with such authority and nerve that they seem surprisingly relevant today.
LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Domplatz 10, 48143 Münster
Tue - Fri: 10:00 - 18:00, every second Friday of each month : 10:00 - 22:00
- EUR 12 - standard price
- EUR 6 - reduced price
- free entry for children younger than 6 years, students and pupils