Face to Face: British Portraits from the Clifford Chance Art Collection, Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2, until 24thJanuary 2015
The Sir John Soane Museum has good collection of portraits in its permanent collection and so it is fitting that this celebration of portraiture and self-portraiture by British printmakers should be held here.
The forty prints on view date from the mid-20th century onwards and provide a rare chance for the wider public to see works from the noted Clifford Chance art collection. Among the artists represented are Gary Hume, Patrick Caulfield, Paula Rego and David Hockney as well as younger printmakers such as Alessandro Raho and Nicola Thomas.
These portraits reflect themes of abstraction, realism, social commentary and caricature –what more can one ask for?