Alice Neel: Hot Off The Griddle

Alice Neel: Hot Off The Griddle

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Accompanying the largest UK show of the artist’s work to date, at London’s Barbican (until May 21), the book includes over 70 of Neel’s most vibrant portraits, capturing the shifting social and political context of America in the 20th century. Alice Neel (1900–1984) worked in New York at a time when figurative painting was deeply unfashionable. Her canvases celebrate those who were often marginalised in society such as labour leaders, black and Puerto Rican children, pregnant women, Greenwich Village eccentrics, civil rights activists and queer performers. In recent years, her work has given her cult status among a younger generation of artists.

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