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Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c. 1665, English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London). Photo: Historic England Photo Library

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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 londontours@gagosian.com.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c. 1665, English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London). Photo: Historic England Photo Library

Installation view, Glenn Brown: Come to Dust, Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, London, January 24–March 17, 2018 © Glenn Brown

In Conversation

Glenn Brown
Xavier Bray

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 5pm
Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, London
www.gagosian.com

As part of Gagosian Quarterly Talks, Xavier Bray, director of the Wallace Collection, will speak with Glenn Brown on the occasion of his exhibition, Come to Dust. To attend this free event, RSVP to rsvplondon@gagosian.com. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Installation view, Glenn Brown: Come to Dust, Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, London, January 24–March 17, 2018 © Glenn Brown

Photo: Edgar Laguinia

In Conversation

Glenn Brown and
Pablo Bronstein with Amy Sherlock

Friday, October 6, 2017, 10am–4:30pm
The Royal Institution, London
www.frieze.com

As part of a daylong Art and Architecture Conference, artists Pablo Bronstein and Glenn Brown talk to Frieze deputy editor Amy Sherlock about their renovations of historical homes: a sixteenth-century seaside town house and a seventeenth-century country manor. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.frieze.com.

Photo: Edgar Laguinia

Photo: Edgar Laguinia

In Conversation

Glenn Brown
Art and Architecture Conference

Friday, October 6, 2017, 10am–4:30pm
The Royal Institution, London
www.frieze.com

Glenn Brown will be participating in the second annual Frieze Academy Art and Architecture Conference. He and fellow artist Pablo Bronstein will talk to Frieze deputy editor Amy Sherlock about their renovations of historical homes—a seventeenth century country manor and a sixteenth century seaside townhouse. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.frieze.com.

Photo: Edgar Laguinia

Announcements

Glenn Brown with his painting In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core (2016). Photo: Edgar Laguinia

Honor

Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2019 birthday honors list for his service to the arts. The title CBE is bestowed to individuals who have made distinct and innovative contributions to the United Kingdom. 

Glenn Brown with his painting In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core (2016). Photo: Edgar Laguinia

Glenn Brown, Bice Curiger, and Ger Luijten

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Glenn Brown, Bice Curiger, and Ger Luijten

Glenn Brown sits down with Bice Curiger, director of Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, France, and Ger Luijten, director of Fondation Custodia, Paris, to discuss his exhibition Suffer Well, which was on view at Fondation Vincent van Gogh in 2016.

Rennie Collection Speaker Series

Video

Rennie Collection Speaker Series
Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown gives a talk at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, on the occasion of his first exhibition in Canada, held at the city’s Rennie Museum, Glenn Brown and Rebecca Brown Collected Works, on view at the institution in 2013–14.

TateShots

Video

TateShots
Glenn Brown

For this episode of weekly web series TateShots, world renowned forger John Myatt visits the Glenn Brown retrospective at Tate Liverpool. This 2009 video follows Myatt as he discusses Brown’s paintings in the context of the art of appropriation.

Museum Exhibitions

Glenn Brown, New Plastic Experiences, 2016 © Glenn Brown

Opening this Week

Glenn Brown in
Comeback: Kunsthistorische Renaissancen

July 20–November 10, 2019
Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
kunsthalle-tuebingen.de

Comeback: Art Historical Renaissances features the work of contemporary artists who are inspired by paintings from bygone eras, and who respond more freely and playfully to the “mnemic energies” stored in ancient works. Work by Glenn Brown is included.

Glenn Brown, New Plastic Experiences, 2016 © Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown, Half-Life (after Rembrandt) 6, 2016 © Glenn Brown. Photo: courtesy the Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam

On View

Inspired by Rembrandt
100 jaar verzamelen door het Rembrandthuis

Through September 1, 2019
Museum het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
www.rembrandthuis.nl

To mark one hundred years of its collection, Museum het Rembrandthuis celebrates the famous artist with a special program in his own house. This exhibition features works from the museum’s collection by Rembrandt as well as by contemporary artists who were inspired by him. Work by Glenn Brown and Pablo Picasso is included.

Glenn Brown, Half-Life (after Rembrandt) 6, 2016 © Glenn Brown. Photo: courtesy the Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam

Michael Andrews, A Man Who Suddenly Fell Over, 1952, Tate © The Estate of Michael Andrews

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Bacon, Freud, and the School of London Painters

October 9, 2018–January 13, 2019
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
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In the decades following World War II, Bacon, Freud, and their British contemporaries engaged with subjects that felt immediate and intensely personal. This exhibition retraces their artistic developments via works, including paintings and drawings, spanning seven decades. Despite the sheer diversity of approaches and techniques that embodied their practices, the members of this group were constantly renewing their individual appraisals of the artist’s personal position in the world, focusing on individuals, locations, and narratives close and dear to them. The exhibition was initially produced under the title Bacon, Freud, and the London Painters by ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark. Work by Michael Andrews, Francis Bacon, Glenn Brown, Alberto Giacometti, and Jenny Saville is included.

Michael Andrews, A Man Who Suddenly Fell Over, 1952, Tate © The Estate of Michael Andrews

Glenn Brown, The Life Hereafter, 2011, Scharpff Collection © Glenn Brown

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The Flexible Plan
The Rococo in Contemporary Art

September 23, 2018–January 6, 2019
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
www.museum-morsbroich.de

The Flexible Plan: The Rococo in Contemporary Art examines the survival of European grandeur in contemporary art. The exhibition presents a varied panorama of works against the backdrop of the Rococo castle that houses the museum. Work by Glenn Brown and Katharina Grosse is included.

Glenn Brown, The Life Hereafter, 2011, Scharpff Collection © Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown, On the Way to the Leisure Centre, 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce

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Glenn Brown
Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts

June 16–October 21, 2018
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, England
laingartgallery.org.uk

In 2017, the Laing Art Gallery acquired a work by Glenn Brown through the Contemporary Arts Society’s Great Works program; this exhibition continues to build on the institution’s relationship with the artist. The show features new works by Brown, in the context of his own rehang of the Laing’s painting collection and is curated by the artist, together with Julie Milne, chief curator.

Glenn Brown, On the Way to the Leisure Centre, 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce

Glenn Brown, Unknown Pleasures, 2016 © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce

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Glenn Brown in
Rembrandt | Britain’s Discovery of the Master

July 7–October 14, 2018
Scottish National Gallery
www.nationalgalleries.org

This exhibition reveals how the taste for Rembrandt’s work in Britain evolved over the past four hundred years. Since around 1630, it grew into a mania that gripped collectors and art lovers across the country, reaching a fever pitch in the late eighteenth century. The exhibition also unveils the profound impact of Rembrandt’s art on the British imagination, by exploring the wide range of native artists whose work has been inspired by the Dutch master, over four centuries, right up to the present day. Work by Glenn Brown is included.

Glenn Brown, Unknown Pleasures, 2016 © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce

Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm (Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018

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Counterpoint
Selections from the Peter Marino Collection

July 28–September 23, 2018
Southampton Arts Center, New York
southamptonartscenter.org

In 1978 Peter Marino acquired an artwork from Andy Warhol. Since then, the Peter Marino Collection has grown to encompass hundreds of paintings and mixed-media pieces representing some of the most notable artists of today. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.

Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm (Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018

Glenn Brown, Daydream Nation, 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown

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Glenn Brown
What’s Old Is New Again

May 18–August 19, 2018
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene
jsma.uoregon.edu

This exhibition marks the first time the museum has collaborated closely with private collectors to showcase the work of a single artist. Seven of the eight exhibited works highlight the paintings and drawings that comprise the majority of Brown’s output, alternating between direct and opaque references to masters of the Renaissance through the nineteenth century, to provide a cohesive sampling of the artist’s diverse oeuvre and creative ethos.

Glenn Brown, Daydream Nation, 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce

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Historical Baggage
Glenn Brown and His Sources

May 15–July 22, 2018
British Museum, London
www.britishmuseum.org

Historical Baggage will feature graphic works by Glenn Brown alongside the sources that inspired them. Brown’s early series of layered portraits based on prints by Rembrandt and Lucian Freud will be contrasted with his recent series Half-Life (2016), in a fresh engagement with Rembrandt’s graphic oeuvre. The centerpiece, a major new drawing generously donated by the artist, will be shown alongside the Rembrandt print to which it responds. The display will illustrate Brown’s stylistic development, moving from appropriating found lines to transforming them as the basis of his unique visual language.

Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view, Glenn Brown: Unknown Pleasures, Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy, June 10–October 23, 2017 © Glenn Brown. Photo by Rabatti & Domingie

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Glenn Brown
Unknown Pleasures

June 10–October 23, 2017
Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy
www.museicivicifiorentini.comune.fi.it

Through reference, appropriation, and investigation, Glenn Brown presents a contemporary reading of images new and remembered. Borrowed figures and landscapes are subjected to a thoughtful and extended process of development in which they gradually transform into compelling entities. His works will be placed alongside the renowned collection of Stefano Bardini.

Installation view, Glenn Brown: Unknown Pleasures, Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy, June 10–October 23, 2017 © Glenn Brown. Photo by Rabatti & Domingie

Glenn Brown, After Life, 2009. Photo by Prudence Cuming Associates, Ltd.

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Glenn Brown/Rembrandt
After Life

January 27–April 23, 2017
Museum het Rembrandthuis,
www.rembrandthuis.nl

Curated by David de Witt, the show illuminates a series of paintings and prints by Glenn Brown that were inspired by Rembrandt van Rijn and his circle, and features etchings from Brown’s 2008 series Layered Portraits (after Rembrandt), a direct homage to Rembrandt’s portraiture.

Glenn Brown, After Life, 2009. Photo by Prudence Cuming Associates, Ltd.

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