3 April – 13 June 2010

Gallery 2
Tony Bevan
New painting installation

Tony Bevan: Self Portrait After Messerschmidt

Tony Bevan (born Bradford, 1951) is one of the most important painters working in Britain today.

For his new painting installation at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bevan has produced three colossal works specifically to utilize the dimensions of Gallery 2.

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Inspired by his recent travels to China, in particular his experience of the Giant Buddha of Leshan, and his ongoing interest in the ‘character heads’ of the 18th century German-Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, the new paintings continue Bevan’s exploration of self-portraiture in his practice.

Bevan lives and works in London. He has participated in the Venice and Sidney Biennales and his work is held in public collections such as the National Portrait Gallery, Tate, The British Museum, MOMA (New York), The Israel Museum (Jerusalem) and IVAM (Valencia) amongst others.  He is represented by Ben Brown Fine Arts.

To see more of Tony Bevan’s work visit www.tonybevan.com


Late Night Opening
From 8th May to coincide with our Antony Gormley exhibition – the Galleries will open late (until 8pm) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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