Come to Dust
Glenn Brown: Come to Dust is available for online reading from April 28 through May 27 as part of Artist Spotlight: Glenn Brown. The book documents a 2018 exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, which featured oil paintings, drawings in period frames, grisaille panel works, etchings, and sculptures that attest to the ever-intensifying dexterity with which Brown employs paint, content, and form. A text by author Hari Kunzru and a conversation between Brown and curator Xavier Bray offer insight into the artist’s work.
Glenn Brown: Come to Dust (London: Gagosian, 2018)
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
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 5pm
Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, London
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Glenn Brown and
Pablo Bronstein with Amy Sherlock
Friday, October 6, 2017, 10am–4:30pm
The Royal Institution, London
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
Art and Architecture Conference
Friday, October 6, 2017, 10am–4:30pm
The Royal Institution, London
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
Une oeuvre, un regard
Every week, in a series called Une oeuvre, un regard, the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris invite a contemporary figure, such as an artist, to select and discuss an artwork from their collection. In this video, Glenn Brown reflects on Odilon Redon’s painting Les yeux clos (Closed Eyes) (1890), which he describes as a very enigmatic work that “draws you in . . . to think about it, not just look at it.”
Still from “Une oeuvre / Un regard: 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 on November 5. The title CBE is bestowed to individuals who have made distinct and innovative contributions to the United Kingdom.
Glenn Brown at his CBE investiture ceremony, 2019
Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts
In this video Glenn Brown discusses the thought process behind his exhibition Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts, which was on view at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in 2018. Curated by the artist, together with Laing chief curator Julie Milne, the show featured new works by Brown exhibited alongside paintings and sculptures from the museum’s collection.
Still from “Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts.”
Glenn Brown at Museo Stefano Bardini
Artist Talk at the Aspen Art Museum
As part of the Questrom Lecture Series, Glenn Brown speaks about his artistic practice, sharing source materials, which he combines, appropriates, and desconstructs, to create his complex and sensuous works. The presentation is followed by a question-and-answer session with Heidi Zuckerman, director of the Aspen Art Museum, in which the pair discuss how Brown develops his ideas.
Still from “Glenn Brown: Artist Talk at the Aspen Art Museum”
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.
Face à Arcimboldo
Through November 22, 2021
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
This exhibition, whose title translates to Arcimboldo Face to Face, invites visitors to explore the timeless vocabulary of the sixteenth-century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo (c. 1527–1593). The show demonstrates how his work has influenced art history for more than four centuries through the work of 130 artists, including work by Francis Bacon, Glenn Brown, Alex Israel, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and Ed Ruscha.
Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (After Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun), 2020 © Ewa Juszkiewicz
00s. Collection Cranford
Les années 2000
October 24, 2020–May 30, 2021
Mo.Co. Contemporary, Montpellier, France
This exhibition of work from the Cranford Collection, established by Muriel and Freddy Salem in 1999, aims to define the identity of the 2000s by creating a dialogue between one hundred artworks by a multigenerational array of artists who contributed to shaping the beginning of the millennium. Work by Glenn Brown, Damien Hirst, Mike Kelley, Albert Oehlen, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Franz West, and Christopher Wool is included.
Glenn Brown, Lemon Sunshine, 2001 © Glenn Brown
Inspiraatio—Nykytaide & Klassikot
June 18–September 20, 2020
Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki
This exhibition, whose title translates to Inspiration—Contemporary Art and Classics, explores contemporary art inspired by iconic masterpieces. Here, the original works are referenced through replicas, prints, plaster casts, and an abundance of archival materials. This exhibition has traveled from the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, under the title Inspiration: Iconic Works. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Jeff Koons, and Jenny Saville is included.
Installation view, Inspiraatio—Nykytaide & Klassikot, Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, June 18–September 20, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Glenn Brown, © Wolfe von Lenkiewicz. Photo: Hannu Pakarinen
April 30–June 20, 2020
International Print Center New York
This online exhibition, centered on works by Mark Bradford, Cecily Brown, Glenn Brown, Enrique Chagoya, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, opens a dialogue between contemporary prints and the source material referenced. (Re)Print examines how artists revise, recontextualize, and personalize familiar imagery to elicit new thinking. Further, the pairings express the dynamic relationship between contemporary practice and the historical role that prints have played in image reproduction and dissemination, and in the shaping of history, culture, and beliefs.
Glenn Brown, Layered Portrait (after Lucian Freud) 4, 2008 © Glenn Brown
February 20–May 17, 2020
This exhibition presents contemporary art that draws inspiration from historic masterpieces. A selection of paintings, plaster sculptures, drawings, graphic prints, and applied arts from Nationalmuseum’s vast collections are displayed in dialogue with contemporary objects. Work by Glenn Brown, Jeff Koons, Jenny Saville, and Cindy Sherman is included.
Glenn Brown, Reproduction, 2014 © Glenn Brown
Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now
September 12, 2019–January 12, 2020
British Museum, London
Celebrating drawing in its own right, rather than its historic role as preparatory to painting, this exhibition explores how contemporary artists have used drawing to examine themes including identity, place, and memory. Work by Glenn Brown, Ellen Gallagher, Anselm Kiefer, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © Glenn Brown
October 10–December 9, 2019
Musée national Eugène-Delacroix, Paris
Glenn Brown’s work transcends time and pictorial conventions, disarming common distinctions between good and bad taste, beauty and abjection, and heightening the emotive tension present within. In this exhibition at the Musée national Eugène-Delacroix, which is an affiliate of the Musée du Louvre, Brown presents new works, with an emphasis on drawing, as well as a large sculpture inspired by Delacroix, among other artists, in association with FIAC 2019.
Glenn Brown, Passchendaele, 2017 © Glenn Brown
Glenn Brown in
Comeback: Kunsthistorische Renaissancen
July 20–November 10, 2019
Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
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
Inspired by Rembrandt
100 jaar verzamelen door het Rembrandthuis
June 7–September 1, 2019
Museum het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
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 Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam
Contemporary Dialogues with Tintoretto
October 20, 2018–February 24, 2019
Zuecca Project Space, Venice
Marking the five hundredth anniversary of the birth of artist Jacopo Tintoretto, this exhibition underscores the modernity and innovative power of his paintings. Conceived as part of an itinerary that includes Tintoretto’s masterpieces preserved at the Palazzo Ducale and Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro in Venice, the exhibition features a constellation of portraits—both traditional and irreverent—by leading contemporary artists that create a stimulating and surprising dialogue with the old master’s paintings. Work by Glenn Brown and John Currin is included.
Glenn Brown, Nostalgia, 2016 © Glenn Brown
Bacon, Freud, and the School of London Painters
October 9, 2018–January 13, 2019
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
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.
Jenny Saville, Untitled (Stare Study III), 2005–06 © Jenny Saville
The Flexible Plan
The Rococo in Contemporary Art
September 23, 2018–January 6, 2019
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
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