Apollo Subscribe Collector Services

London Calling

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

NOW CLOSED

Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, Kitaj

Working in postwar Britain, the artists of the ‘School of London’ rejected contemporary art’s preoccupation with abstraction and conceptualism in favour of the human figure and everyday landscape. Drawn primarily from the Tate in London, this exhibition highlights the work of six of the leading artists who revolutionised and reinvigorated figurative painting in the later 20th century: Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, and R.B. Kitaj.

Preview the exhibition below | The top five exhibitions opening this week

Mornington Crescent with the statue of Sickert's father in law

Mornington Crescent with the statue of Sickert’s father in law (1966), Frank Auerbach. © Frank Auerbach, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

Melanie and Me Swimming

Melanie and Me Swimming (1978–79), Michael Andrews. © the Estate of Michael Andrews, courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London

Girl with a White Dog

Girl with a White Dog (1950–51), Lucian Freud. Photo: © Tate, London 2016

Children’s Swimming Pool, Autumn Afternoon

Children’s Swimming Pool, Autumn Afternoon (1971), Leon Kossoff. © Leon Kossoff. Photo: Tate, London 2016

Event website