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Anthony Green RA

The Life and Death of Miss Dupont

18 January — 25 June 2017

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The paintings of Anthony Green RA (b. 1939) are immediately recognisable from their characteristic irregular shapes and the artist’s acutely personal subject-matter. This exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of his election as a Royal Academician in 1977.

The centrepiece of this exhibition, shown for the very first time, is a three-metre-tall painting, The Fur Coat, “Hazana”. It tells the story of Anthony Green’s mother’s second marriage, seen through his eyes as her thirteen-year-old only child. Green has worked on the recently finished painting since 2005.

It incorporates a life-size figure of his mother, Madeleine Dupont, complete with mink coat, silk scarf and handbag, and contains a fragment salvaged from a destroyed work of 1963. Three-dimensional works extend the painting; drawings and watercolours reveal the process of its making; and documents and photographs add to the story.

Please see below for the artist’s own words on aspects of the painting, transcribed from a preparatory watercolour included in the show.

18 January — 25 June 2017

Tuesday – Sunday, 10am–6pm
Closed Monday

Complimentary entry with a valid Royal Academy exhibition ticket or £3 general admission ticket. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

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