Paule Vézelay – works and essay prize – at the Courtauld
Until mid-October 2008
A display of work by Paule Vézelay – including paintings, sculpture and works on paper – is part of the Courtauld Institute of Art’s 75th anniversary celebrations, and marks the Paule Vézelay Essay Prize and the donation of items from the artist’s library to the Courtauld Institute. The display, curated by Jane England, is installed in the exhibition space outside the main library in the East Wing of the Institute in Somerset House, Strand, London WC2.
Paule Vézelay in Poetry and Dream at Tate Modern
From October 2008
Paule Vézelay’s painting Curves & Circles (1930) is currently included in the new display Poetry and Dream: Surrealism and Beyond at Tate Modern. The large room at the heart of the display is devoted to Surrealism, while the surrounding displays look at other artists who, in different ways, have responded to or diverged from Surrealism, or explored related themes.
Eric Clapton opens Philippe Mora’s exhibition
18 September 2008
The Gallery’s new exhibition, Philippe Mora: Then and Now – Works from 1960s London to Los Angeles Today, was opened by the artist’s old friend Eric Clapton.
Clapton reminisced about their sharing a flat in the 1960s at The Pheasantry, a bohemian mansion in the King’s Road, Chelsea, saying that the movie Trouble in Molopolis, which starred many protagonists of the period, including Germaine Greer, was “the document of our time”.
It was a period when Australians seemed to be everywhere: “in fine arts, music and theatre, in conventional, avant garde and counter culture … a combined outburst of Australian creativity hitting foreign shores.” This Australian exodus included Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer, Clive James, Richard Neville, Robert Hughes, Marsha Rowe and Bruce Beresford. Press: The Age
Georgia Russell in Holland Paper Biennial 2008
Until 14 September 2008
Gallery artist Georgia Russell is currently included in the Holland Paper Biennial 2008 at the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
Photographs by Jane England
Gallery curator and director Jane England has an exhibition of her early photographs, together with vortographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn, at the Ancient & Modern gallery, London EC1.
Rego acquired by the British Museum
A rare early work on paper by Paula Rego from a private collection has been acquired by the British Museum from the gallery.
Stuart Brisley in the British Museum
The British Museum has acquired five works on paper by Stuart Brisley from England & Co. The works address political issues, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Ireland and the IRA, and the British monarchy.
Clive James: browsing at England & Co
What started as a personal archive has expanded into cyberspace as author, critic and collector Clive James shares his enthusiasms with a worldwide readership at clivejames.com. The site has sections entitled Text, Video, Audio – and Gallery, which features England & Co artists Albert Herbert, Georgia Russell and Geneviève Seillé.