Alice Neel

This event has now finished. Until Sep 17 2010

'Self-Portrait', 1980, by Alice Neel 'Self-Portrait', 1980, by Alice Neel - courtesy the Whitechapel Gallery and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC

Time Out says

A spiky non-conformist, Alice Neel painted awkward, almost cartoonishly ugly portraits of subcultural New Yorkers - the communists, cross-dressers and art critics of Greenwich Village. Her art is often described as psychological, somehow seeing into a person's very being, but I prefer to see her subjects as unflatteringly as she saw their crooked noses or bulging veins: as part of a painfully honest vision of the world. (OW)

Alice Neel versus Alex Katz

Whitechapel Gallery details

Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

Whitechapel Gallery

This East End stalwart reopened in 2009 following a major redesign and expansion that saw the Grade II listed building transformed into a vibrant,...

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