Opposite Hauser there is a delightful and excellent exhibition at Ordovas Gallery: ‘Irrational Remarks: Bacon-Rembrandt’. It explores the influences of Rembrandt’s self-portraits on Francis Bacon’s own self-portraits, featuring works of both artists, including Rembrandt’s ‘Self Portrait with Beret’. In the downstairs space of the gallery, clips are shown from ‘Sunday Night Francis Bacon’, the film where the artists speaks to the art critic David Sylvester.This is the gallery’s inaugural exhibition founded by Pilar Ordovas who previously was a former director of postwar and contemporary art at Christie’s and director of the Gagosian Gallery in London. Her ambition is to program historical exhibitions. ‘Bacon-Rembrandt’ sets a high standard for future exhibitions. Pictures: Paul McCarthy, body cast Paul McCarthy, ‘Pig Island’, 2003-2010, Mixed Materials Rembrandt Harmennz. Van Rijn, Self Portrait with Beret, painted circa 1659, Musée Granet, Communauté du Pays d’Aix-en-Provence www.ordovasart.com
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Art Art Basel 2018
Highlights from the fair including Kerry James Marshall, Robert Longo and Paul McCarthy
Art Tomma Abts
The Serpentine Galleries present a series of dazzling paintings that keep your eyes in a state of perpetual motion.
Art Eric Fischl
In a series of cracking paintings the American artist gets the viewer emotionally invested in the characters depicted on the canvas.
ART Inside the Blackhouse
Matthew Day Jackson gives a mini-tour of the house.
Music THe The at Royal Albert Hall
A few impressions from the band’s concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
MUSIC The The Line-Up
Matt Johnson introduces the band.