Francis Bacon's painting 'Study from the Human Body' 1981 features in, and lends its title to, a new group exhibition at the Stephen Friedman Gallery: 'Study from the Human Body'.
The exhibition draws inspiration from the recent Ashmolean Bacon Moore exhibition, pivoting around the two twentieth century artists: Francis Bacon and Henry Moore. The show aims to capture the complex discourse on the human form by aligning the timeless influence of Bacon and Moore with a group of international Artists. As well as Bacon's painting, works from the following artists are included in this exhibition: Stephan Balkenhol, Huma Bhabha, Tom Friedman, Kendell Geers, Paul McDevitt, Yoshitomo Nara, Catherine Opie, Yinka Shonibare MBE, David Shrigley, Jiro Takamatsu and Kehinde Wiley. The exhibition is being described as a meeting of tradition and innovation, connoisseurship and humour, offering a comprehensive exploration of the impact of Francis Bacon and Henry Moore on contemporary figurative art. For more information please visit the Stephen Friedman Gallery website here. Study from the Human Body 14th March - 26th April 2014 Stephen Friedman Gallery No. 11 & 25-28 Old Burlington Street London, W1S 3AN Please note that exhibition details including dates are subject to change, please consult the Stephen Friedman Gallery for any confirmation. Word ref: Stephen Friedman Gallery website and press release, special thanks to Exhibitions Manager Ellie Charman