Frieze Masters

London, United Kingdom
Oct 4 — Oct 6, 2019
Paula Rego, Alex Katz, Alice Neel, Larry Rivers, Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud, Celia Paul

On the occasion of Marlborough’s first presentation at Frieze Masters as a consolidated program in New York and London, we are pleased to propose a group presentation of portrait paintings by US and UK artists. Most of the artists have worked with the gallery in different capacities over the last 50 years in New York and or London. 

While the works engage different art historical contexts, manifold styles and strategies in representational painting the exhibition focuses on the intense, intimate personal relationship of artist and sitter, and the shifting power dynamic inherent therein. The paintings are carefully selected to shed light on the specific sitters and emphasize the profound impact these subjects have had on their painters. 

Selected Pieces

Marlborough. frieze masters, 2019 installation view 10 luke walker
Installation View. Photo: Luke Walker.
Katz ada smiling, 1993 oil on canvas 60 x 48 in photo by bill orcutt
Ada Smiling, 1993 , oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in., 152.4 × 121.9 cm. Photo: Bill Orcutt.
Auerbach, julia seated ii, 1992, acrylic on board, 23 5 8 x 20 1 8 in., 60 x 51.1 cm, 312004
Julia Seated II, 1992, acrylic on board, 235/8 × 201/8 in., 60 × 51.1 cm
Marlborough. frieze masters, 2019 installation view 4 luke walker
Installation View. Photo: Luke Walker.
Freud, woman with an arm tattoo, 1996, etching, edition of 40, 27 1 2 x 36 in., 70 x 91.5 cm, 350828
Woman with an Arm Tattoo, 1996, etching, edition of 40, plate: 23 1/4 x 32 in. / 59 x 81.2 cm, paper: 27 1/2 x 36 in. / 70 x 91.5 cm
Neel, steve cornwell, 1976, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 in., 101.6 x 101.6 cm, 314428, an 000004
Alice Neel, 1976, oil on canvas, 40 × 40 in., 101.6 × 101.6 cm
Paul, my mother looking up, 1997, oil on canvas, 60 x 54 in., 152.4 x 137.1 cm, 307287
My Mother Looking Up, 1997, oil on canvas, 60 × 54 in., 152.4 × 137.2 cm
Rego, the old republic, 2005, pastel on board, 63 x 47 1 4 in., 160 x 120 cm, 309626
The Old Republic, 2005, pastel on board, 63 × 471/4 in., 160 × 120 cm
Rivers, portrait of frank o’hara, 1953, oil on canvas, 54 x 40 in., 137.2 x 101.6 cm, 314430, nos 36.546
Portrait of Frank O’Hara, 1953, oil on canvas, 54 × 40 in., 137.2 × 101.6 cm

Press

three portraits in Marlborough's Frieze Masters booth, Alex Katz, Alice Neel, and Paula Rego
Marlborough's booth of portraiture at Frieze Masters
Marlborough's booth of portraiture at Frieze Masters
A brushy oil painting by Frank Auerbach