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Jenny Saville
Justin Paton

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2pm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Jenny Saville will discuss her artistic practice and influences with Justin Paton, the head curator of international art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The talk takes place on the occasion of the museum’s exhibition Here We Are, which features new acquisitions by women artists whose work addresses the intricacy, pathos, and power of human relationships. To attend the event, purchase tickets at

Jenny Saville, Vis and Ramin II, 2018, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney © Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville, Vis and Ramin II, 2018, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney © Jenny Saville

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:30–7:45pm
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Jenny Saville, Self-Portrait (after Rembrandt), 2019 © Jenny Saville

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Jenny Saville, Red Fates, 2018 © Jenny Saville

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Jennifer Doyle

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7:30pm
The Broad, Los Angeles

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Jenny Saville, Red Stare Collage, 2007–09 © Jenny Saville

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