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Bob and Roberta Smith RA: Objects of Obsession


Wednesday 21 March 2018
6.30 — 7.30pm

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Bob and Roberta Smith RA

Photo by Benedict Johnson

Royal Academician Bob and Roberta Smith reflects on the art that has inspired his work.

In conversation with our artistic director Tim Marlow, Bob and Roberta Smith RA explores what the First Portrait of Esther (with long hair) by Sir Jacob Epstein means to him and the sculpture’s relevance to his artistic process. The painting is part of the collection at the New Art Gallery, Walsall, where this event will be held.

As part of our 250th anniversary celebrations, three Royal Academicians are taking part in a new series of digital talks about their chosen Object of Obsession: a work of art by another artist that means something special to them.

Each revelatory encounter will be hosted by the gallery or museum that houses the piece, and streamed live on our Facebook and YouTube pages to art fans across the globe.

Objects of Obsession is brought to you in partnership with The Space.

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Wednesday 21 March 2018

6.30 — 7.30pm

Online live-stream / The New Art Gallery, Walsall