Close: Drawn Portraits

Bringing together historic figures such as Ingres, Picasso and Hepworth, and recent and contemporary artists including Lassnig, Hockney and Landy, CLOSE: Drawn Portraits reveals intimate encounters between artists and their subjects over the past 200 years. Remarkable drawn portraits, rarely seen, sit beside those made today, and demonstrate drawing’s enduring ability to bring characters to life.  This exhibition guide includes an introduction, list of works, and translations for I strongly believe in our right to be frivolous by Mounira Al Solh.

Black chalk and gouache on paper, 54 x 74.5 cm

Maria Lassnig, Self PortraitBlack chalk and gouache on paper, 54 x 74.5 cm Courtesy Omer Tiroche. © Maria Lassnig Foundation