Films about Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach by Jake Auerbach
Monday, January 23, 2023, 2pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London
Join Gagosian for a film program with Jake Auerbach, a filmmaker specializing in documentaries on artists including R. B. Kitaj, Celia Paul, Paula Rego, and Walter Sickert. The four selected films focus on his father, Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud, offering insight into the artists’ lives and work, and will be screened inside the exhibition Friends and Relations: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews, giving the audience a unique viewing experience. Each screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Jake Auerbach.
2pm: Freud: Omnibus (39 min.)
This is the only full-length filmed interview with Lucian Freud. It was recorded in 1988 at the time of his exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London.
3:15pm: Frank (56 min.)
This film captures Frank Auerbach’s response to seeing his work for the first time in up to sixty years, resulting in an obsessive painter’s personal manifesto in which references as diverse as Paul Gauguin, Morecambe and Wise, and William Shakespeare are cited.
4:30pm: Lucian Freud: Portraits (66 min.)
This film analyzes Lucian Freud through the eyes of those who have been best placed to study him: his sitters, family, and friends, including David Hockney and Andrew Parker Bowles.
6pm: Frank Auerbach: To the Studio (55 min.)
Filmed in his studio, Frank Auerbach speaks about his sitters, routine, compulsions and rituals, ambitions, and heroes.
Lucian Freud in his studio, London, 1989. Photo: Julia Auerbach
Visions of the Self
Rembrandt and Now
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:30–8:30pm
Kenwood House, London
In the interest of public health, this event has been postponed until further notice.
Gagosian is pleased to host a drinks reception to celebrate the release of Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now, published on the occasion of the recent eponymous exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. Organized in partnership with English Heritage, the exhibition places Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c. 1665) in dialogue with self-portraits by Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud, and Pablo Picasso, as well as leading contemporary artists such as Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Urs Fischer, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Giuseppe Penone, Richard Prince, Jenny Saville, Cindy Sherman, and Rudolf Stingel, among others. The catalogue includes an introduction by Wendy Monkhouse, senior curator at English Heritage, and a text by art historian David Freedberg. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now (London: Gagosian, 2020)
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
In partnership with English Heritage
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London
Gagosian director and art historian Richard Calvocoressi will lead a tour of the exhibition Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. Calvocoressi will take a look at postwar and contemporary masters of self-representation, anchoring the conversation to an important Rembrandt masterpiece included in the exhibition, Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c. 1665). The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact email@example.com.
Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c. 1665, English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London). Photo: Historic England Photo Library
Friday, January 27, 2023, 6–8pm
Gagosian, 541 West 24th Street, New York
Jonas Wood will sign copies of his new book, Prints 2—inside his exhibition of the same name at Gagosian, New York—to celebrate its publication. A companion to the 2018 title Prints, this volume documents the artist’s dynamic printmaking output from 2018 to 2022, reproducing more than thirty limited-edition prints made during this period organized into sections representing various printmaking studios with which Wood has collaborated. It also includes a conversation between Wood and master printer Ed Hamilton discussing the evolution of printing practices and Wood’s creative influences. Published by Gagosian, the book will be available for purchase at the event, which is free to attend.
Jonas Wood: Prints 2 (New York: Gagosian, 2023)
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Tyler Mitchell and Zoé Whitley
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