Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce

Historical Baggage: Glenn Brown and His Sources at the British Museum, London, United Kingdom.

On view May 15 through July 22, 2018.


Historical Baggage will feature graphic works by Glenn Brown alongside the sources that inspired them. Brown’s early series of layered portraits based on prints by Rembrandt and Lucian Freud will be contrasted with his recent series Half-Life (2016), in a fresh engagement with Rembrandt’s graphic oeuvre. The centerpiece, a major new drawing generously donated by the artist, will be shown alongside the Rembrandt print to which it responds. The display will illustrate Brown’s stylistic development, moving from appropriating found lines to transforming them as the basis of his unique visual language.


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