Alice Neel: Painted Truths opened at the Moderna Museet, Malmö on 10 October following a successful showing at Whitechapel Gallery London during the summer. This is the last venue of the three venue tour of this show that began at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in March.
The exhibition in Sweden has been greeted with acclaim:
‘The best painter you have not heard of yet. If you are only going to see one exhibition this year come to Malmö in the autumn holiday’ (www.kunsten.nu);
‘Moderna Museet gets with its largest exhibition ever a real hit… This is simply a wonderful exhibition and Alice Neel an exceptional artist - a master painter with a sense of compostion and an empathetic, but never ingratiating view of humanity’ (Dagens Nyheter);
‘This is such a show that I did not know how long in advance I longed for. Powerful and intense.’ (www.omkonst.se)
The exhibition closes at Moderna Museet on 2 January 2011. For information on Moderna Museet click here. Malmö is twenty minutes by train from Copenhagen airport.
The exhibition catalogue is now out of print but copies in English and in Swedish may still be purchased from Moderna Museet. Yale University Press is reprinting the catalogue in paperback.