Alice Neel: People and Places
An exhibition of fourteen paintings by Alice Neel has opened at Gallery Hyundai in Seoul. This is the first Neel exhibition to take place in Asia. Titled People and Places it comprises portraits and paintings depicting places of particular importance to Neel. The works range in date from 1942 to 1981 and includes a celebrated portrait of the legendary Ed Koch (1924-2013), Mayor of New York City (1978-89) which he led from insolvency to boom town. Also on view is a portrait of the art dealer David McKee and his former wife, Jane. The exhibition runs till 2 June. For further information click here.
Alice Neel: Late Portraits and Still Lifes
An exhibition of portraits and still lifes from 1964 to 1983 has opened at David Zwirner in New York. The exhibition comprises a number of important later works including portraits of Sherry Speeth, Joey Skaggs, and Geoffrey Hendricks and Brian, as well as major still life paintings. Neel painted still lifes throughout her career but hitherto they have been somewhat overlooked in her oeuvre. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with an introduction by Tim Griffin, formerly editor of Artforum. For an interview with Geoffrey Hendricks click here. The exhibition runs till 23 June.