Crossing the Channel
Friendships and Connections in Paris and London 1946-1965
Text by Pilar Ordovás
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (21.6 x 26.7 cm); 88 pages; fully illustrated
Designed by Sinead Madden; Printed by Beacon Press, Uckfield, UK
Weight: 1 lb. 9 oz.
This catalogue was published in conjunction with "Crossing the Channel: Friendships and Connections in London and Paris 1946-1965," an exhibition that was on view at Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street. The show examined the vibrant exchange of ideas and influences between Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and Alberto Giacometti in Paris and London during the postwar years. The exhibition spanned the period from 1946, the year the international borders reopened following World War II, and 1965, when the Tate Gallery presented Giacometti's retrospective. During this time, the web of friendships and alliances between artists, patrons, and collectors proved to be enormously influential.