Masterpieces in Miniature
The 2021 Model Art Gallery
June 26, 2021–April 24, 2022
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, England
In a unique response to the coronavirus pandemic, Pallant House Gallery has commissioned the 2021 Model Art Gallery, a scaled-down space designed by Wright & Wright architects featuring specially made miniature artworks—all ranging from the size of a pound coin to no larger than 20 centimeters—by more than thirty leading contemporary British artists, including Glenn Brown, Edmund de Waal, Damien Hirst, and Rachel Whiteread. Together with the Thirty Four Gallery and the Model Gallery 2000, these miniature galleries tell the story of Modern British art from the 1930s through today.
Installation view, Masterpieces in Miniature: The 2021 Model Art Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, England, June 26, 2021–April 24, 2022. Artwork, left to right, top to bottom: © Lothar Gotz; © Julian Opie; © Bob and Roberta Smith; © Michael Landy; © Sean Scully; © Cecily Brown; © Glenn Brown; © Tacita Dean; © George Shaw; © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, DACS 2021; © Gillian Wearing; © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, DACS 2021; © Gary Hume; © Fiona Rae; © Rachel Whiteread; © Toby Ziegler
Face à Arcimboldo
May 29–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
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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
August 11–November 24, 2018
Graves Gallery, Sheffield, England
Depictions of the head or face are some of the most compelling images in our visual language. Heads Roll, curated by artist Paul Morrison, presents a constellation of historical and contemporary perspectives to explore the subject through ideas of resemblance, abstraction, fiction, and authenticity. Work by Glenn Brown and Michael Craig-Martin is included.
Glenn Brown, Die Mutter des Künstlers, 2016 © Glenn Brown
Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts
June 16–October 21, 2018
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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 chief curator Julie Milne.
Glenn Brown, On the Way to the Leisure Centre, 2017 © Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce
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Rembrandt | Britain’s Discovery of the Master
July 7–October 14, 2018
Scottish National Gallery
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
Selections from the Peter Marino Collection
July 28–September 23, 2018
Southampton Arts Center, New York
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
What’s Old Is New Again
May 18–August 19, 2018
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene
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 and His Sources
May 15–July 22, 2018
British Museum, London
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
June 10–October 23, 2017
Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy
Through reference, appropriation, and investigation, Glenn Brown presents a contemporary reading of images new and remembered. In this exhibition, whose title translates to Unknown Pleasures, borrowed figures and landscapes are subjected to a thoughtful and extended process of development in which they gradually transform into compelling entities. His works are placed alongside the renowned collection of Stefano Bardini.
Installation view, Glenn Brown: Piaceri Sconosciuti, Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy, June 10–October 23, 2017. Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rabatti & Domingie
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June 30–September 3, 2017
Manchester Art Gallery, England
True Faith explores the ongoing significance and legacy of New Order and Joy Division through the wealth of visual art their music has inspired. Centering on four decades’ worth of contemporary artworks created in dialogue with their music, as well as a selection of rarely seen personal materials, the exhibition provides a unique perspective on these two iconic and influential Manchester bands. Work by Glenn Brown is included.
Glenn Brown, Dark Angel (for Ian Curtis) After Chris Foss, 2002 © Glenn Brown
January 27–April 23, 2017
Museum het Rembrandthuis,
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.
September 9, 2016–January 15, 2017
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Featuring more than thirty paintings, sculptures, and prints, Glenn Brown is the first solo museum exhibition in the United States to survey the artist’s work. Painting steadily over the last three decades, Brown crafts paintings with an immaculate, almost supernatural level of detail and fluidity, borrowing from old masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn and Jean-Honoré Fragonard as well as from contemporary artists such as Frank Auerbach and Willem de Kooning. This exhibition traveled from the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa.
Glenn Brown, Reproduction, 2014 © Glenn Brown
May 21–August 21, 2016
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Featuring more than thirty paintings, sculptures, and prints, Glenn Brown is the first solo museum exhibition in the United States to survey the artist’s work. Painting steadily over the last three decades, Brown crafts paintings with an immaculate, almost supernatural level of detail and fluidity, borrowing from old masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn and Jean-Honoré Fragonard as well as from contemporary artists such as Frank Auerbach and Willem de Kooning.
Glenn Brown, Necrophiliac Springtime, 2013 © Glenn Brown