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Anthony Green RA: the life and death of Miss Dupont

Curator's Collection talk


  • 17 February 2017, 2.30 — 3pm
  • 28 April 2017, 2.30 — 3pm

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Anthony Green RA

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Anthony Green RA, The Fur Coat: ‘Hazana’ (detail), 1963, then 2005, 2008, 2013 and 2014.

Oil on board and mdf with five independent panels and real objects. 300 x 242cm. © Anthony Green. Photo: Shelagh Bidwell / Montage Photography.

Join Maurice Davies and Morgan Feely of the RA Collections team as they introduce Anthony Green’s new exhibition in the Tennant Gallery.

The paintings of Anthony Green RA are immediately recognisable from their characteristic irregular shapes and the artist’s acutely personal subject-matter. Green’s work has been a fixture in the Academy’s Summer Exhibition for the past 50 years. The centrepiece of this new exhibition is a never-before-shown painting that tells the story of his mother’s second marriage. Worked on over a decade from 2005, and containing a fragment salvaged from a destroyed work from 1963, the painting incorporates a life-size figure of Madeleine Dupont complete with mink coat, silk scarf and handbag.

The exhibition will coincide with the launch of a new 224-page illustrated book on the artist, written by Martin Bailey and published by RA Publications.

Maurice Davies is Head of Collections and Morgan Feely is Collections Manager for Works on Paper at the Royal Academy.

Free with exhibition ticket, no booking required.

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  • 17 February 2017, 2.30 — 3pm
  • 28 April 2017, 2.30 — 3pm

Meet in the Tennant Gallery

Free with exhibition ticket. No booking required.