Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Londres)
37 Dover Street, W1S 4NJ Londres
Curated by Alvaro Barrington and Julia Peyton-Jones
Artists have always borrowed from one another. However, rarely do they reveal their sources - whom they steal from or why. Curated by Alvaro Barrington and Julia Peyton-Jones, 'Artists I Steal From' brings together works by 49 artists, some of whom have never been shown in the UK before, some who are considered to be among the greatest artists of our time. All have directly influenced the way Barrington creates, thinks and sees, and all have perfected techniques or solutions that he has been inspired to 'steal'.
With works dating from the early 20th Century to those conceived especially for the show, alongside loans of major works from estates including the Willem de Kooning Foundation, Souls Grown Deep Foundation and Cy Twombly, among others, Barrington isolates and highlights specific concerns or visual tools from the myriad elements that shape each artists' practice, unpicking the logic through which they are working, and pinpointing the unique, at times surprising ways in which they have informed or inspired his thinking. This allows us to (re-)connect with the artists and works on display, and to look at the world in a different way.
Etel Adnan, Emma Amos, Janine Antoni, Amelia Barratt, Alvaro Barrington, Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Joe Bradley, Lisa Brice, Derrick Alexis Coard, Robert Colescott, Thornton Dial, Louise Fishman, Gerasimos Floratos, Denzil Forrester, Katharina Grosse, Philip Guston, Charline von Heyl, Howard Hodgkin, Allison Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Raoul de Keyser, Willem de Kooning, Jacob Lawrence, Agnes Martin, Chris Martin, Todd McFarlane, Archibald J. Motley Jr., Elizabeth Murray, Laura Owens, Elizabeth Peyton, André Pierre, Simonette Quamina, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Ryman, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Trevor Shimizu, Malick Sidibé, Amy Sillman, Mary T. Smith, Henry Taylor, Bob Thompson, Cy Twombly, Nari Ward, Andy Warhol, Issy Wood and Purvis Young.