In Homage, Skarstedt London

In Homage, Skarstedt London, 23 Old Bond Street, London W1, until 8th August, 2014

 

This rather special exhibition focuses on six specifically chosen artists and shows how in certain works the artists have and can be influenced by those who have preceded them.

  In Homage at Skarstedt London installation view,  Sigmar Polke, This is How You Sit Correctly (left), 1982,  Francis Bacon, Study for a Pope III (right), 1962,  Image courtesy of Skarstedt

In Homage at Skarstedt London installation view,
Sigmar Polke, This is How You Sit Correctly (left), 1982,
Francis Bacon, Study for a Pope III (right), 1961,
Image courtesy of Skarstedt

In the case of Francis Bacon it is Velázquez; Picasso’s Neo-classical style works are clearly the influence for George Condo. Martin Kippenberger’s picture reflects a contemporary and fellow German Georg Baselitz. In Sigmar Polke’s work one sees references to Goya and Ernst while Richard Prince salutes de Kooning and Andy Warhol de Chirico.

In Homage at Skarstedt London installation view,  Andy Warhol, Disquieting Muses (after de Chirico), 1982,  Image courtesy of Skarstedt

In Homage at Skarstedt London installation view,
Andy Warhol, Disquieting Muses (After de Chirico), 1982,
Image courtesy of Skarstedt

It is a process perhaps best expressed and summed up by Picasso who said “We, the painters, are the true heirs, those who continue to paint. We are heirs to Rembrandt, Velázquez, Cézanne, Matisse. A painter always has a father and a mother; he doesn’t emerge out of nothing.

 

I am sure many you will not disagree.

 

   In Homage at Skarstedt London installation view,  George Condo, Portrait of a Woman (right), 2002,  Francis Bacon, Study for a Pope III (left) 1962,  Image courtesy of Skarstedt

In Homage at Skarstedt London installation view,
George Condo, Portrait of a Woman (right), 2002,
Francis Bacon, Study for a Pope III (left) 1961,
Image courtesy of Skarstedt

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