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 2019 (Part 1)
Highlights from the fair.
Art Art Basel 2019 (Part 2)
More highlights from the fair
ART Gavin Brown interview
“Are you crazy?!” an art dealer would tell his artist when he proposes for his next show to dug a 38-foot-by-30-foot crater, eight feet deep, into the foundation of the gallery. Gavin Brown didn’t.
Art Interview Anish Kapoor
“I don’t want to do what I did before, I want to do what I just don’t know how to do”.
ART Tracey Emin
“I got to be a lot more honest about my work.” In her new show, Tracey Emin, shows more of herself than she has ever done before.
Art David Salle interview
“The paintings are done a little bit in the spirit of trying to keep children entertained”. David Salle on his latest show ‘Musicality and Humour’.
FILM Steve Mcqueen
Interview with the artist and film director on his films.
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.