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Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels Paperback Catalogue

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This book accompanies a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, devoted to the work of Elizabeth Peyton and is created in close collaboration with the artist. Featuring key examples of her work – it will look at the evolution of Peyton’s practice, exploring her unique aesthetic and her interrogation of perception, emotion and human relationships.

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Format 215 x 165 mm

Illustrations Approx. 100

Extent 232pp

Binding Paperback

Category Contemporary Art

Word Count Approx. 12,000 words

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Peyton is one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Internationally celebrated, her work has been at the forefront of a re-evaluation of figurative art and the tradition of portrait painting since the 1990s. Curated by Lucy Dahlsen in close discussion with the artist herself, the exhibition and publication comprise around 50 key works which will tour internationally.

Known for her psychologically acute portraits, Peyton treats her subjects with a distinctive intimacy, whether they are friends, historical figures, or cultural icons. Her diverse and ever-expanding repertoire of recurring subjects includes Kurt Cobain, Frida Kahlo, Napoleon, Queen Elizabeth II, and David Hockney, among many others. Painted from life, memory and found imagery, her highly stylised portraits combine exquisite technical ability with a sensibility predicated on a sincere emotional connection to her subjects.

Beginning with key portraits from the first two decades of her career, the exhibition, which will be the artist’s first museum retrospective in the UK for ten years, will investigate the expan-sions in her work that have unfolded since 2009 and include new works. Peyton’s recent works, derived both from life and from a wide range of secondary sources, including film, literature, painting and opera, offer an increasingly complex exploration of portraiture in which the relationship between artist and subject becomes explicit.

This book accompanies a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, devoted to the work of Elizabeth Peyton and is created in close collaboration with the artist. Featuring key examples of her work – it will look at the evolution of Peyton’s practice, exploring her unique aesthetic and her interrogation of perception, emotion and human relationships.