Alice Neel: Uptown Opens in New York
Alice Neel: Uptown is the latest Alice Neel exhibition to take place at David Zwirner, New York, opening 23 February and running till 22 April. Conceived and selected by the African American New Yorker theatre critic, Hilton Als, the show concentrates on Neel's depictions of people of colour from the time she moved to Spansih (East) Harlem in 1937 to her final decades on the Upper West Side. The catalogue, which will not be available till later in the exhibition, contains Als's personal response to Neel's oeuvre, as well as an article by Jeremy Lewison situating Neel's depictions of members of New York's immigrant population within the context of publications about poverty and democracy that appeared in the 1950s and 1960s.
Alice Neel: Painter of Modern Life
A retrospective exhibition of 71 paintings by Alice Neel opened at the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles on 4 March. Previously shown at Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, the Finnish National Gallery and the Gemeentemuseum, den Haag, the exhibition is arranged chronologically and includes portraits, cityscapes and still life paintings borrowed from an extensive list of public and private collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a 240 page catalogue. This is the first retrospective exhibition of Alice Neel's paintings to be shown in France and will be on view throughout the summer and during the Recontres d'Arles, the annual festival of contemporary photography (3 July - 24 September). The Neel exhibition runs until 17 September.
Alice Neel: Collector of Souls
Alice Neel: Collector of Souls is the title given by the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag to Alice Neel: Painter of Modern Life. See the entry for the latter for details of the exhibition