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Alice Neel: Freedom at David Zwirner, New York

Alice Neel: Freedom opened at David Zwirner, New York on 28 February. The exhibition looks at Neel's representation of the nude from the early period, when her painting was considered licentious, to her representations of men and women from the sixties onwards that broke new ground. Neel painted what she observed, with close attention and affection, and made the subject of the pregnant nude her own. Rarely painted in the history of art, Neel saw this as an opportunity to reveal the truth about women's bodies and the female experience. Similarly her paintings of the male nude did not shy away from seeing the male body as an object of wonder and beauty. As Helen Molesworth writes in the catalogue to the show, 'Neel's lifelong investigation of the nude resulted in paintings that possess an undeniable charge, which can only sometimes be described as erotic. ... Resolutely unromantic and anti-sentimental, these pictures remain, even in the early decades of the twenty-first century, surprising and sometimes shocking.'

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Alice Neel in New Jersey and Vermont

An exhibition exploring Alice Neel's paintings executed outside New York, in New Jersey and Vermont is on show at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels until 15 December 2018. Featuring twenty one paintings made between 1952 and 1984 the exhibition suggests how a sense of place informed Neel's practice. Landscape and portraits co-mingle in a show which has a strong sense of nature, both nature tamed and nature at large. With some paintings executed in her garden in Spring Lake and others painted before the grand mountain vistas of Vermont this exhibition explores a hitherto neglected side of Neel's art.

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Alice Neel retrospective opens in Hamburg

Alice Neel: Painter of Modern Life opened in Hamburg on 13 October and will continue until 14 January 2018. On view at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg's premier exhibition gallery, this is the fourth and final venue for this touring exhibition that has been seen at Ateneum, Helsinki, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles. The show has been supplemented by four additional paintings and 34 drawings and watercolours that cover Neel's entire career. This is the first extensive Alice Neel exhibition to be seen in Germany.

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