As 2016 hurtles towards its close, the Royal Academy are very busy putting the final touches to a forthcoming exhibition celebrating both 40 years since Anthony Green was elected a Royal Academician and 50 consecutive years that his paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. The Life and Death of Miss Dupont can be seen in the Tennant Gallery at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD between 18 January - 30 April 2017.
The centerpiece of the exhibition will be the painting, The Fur Coat, “Hazana”, 2016, measuring three metres in height and featuring a life-sized painted figure of Anthony’s mother, Madeleine Dupont (1910-2005). Dressed in her original mink coat, silk scarf and handbag, the painting (which took over a decade to complete) portrays a vision of Madeleine’s second marriage, seen through the eyes of the artist as a thirteen year old boy.
Furniture, comprising a table, lamp and clock will be positioned throughout the Tennant Gallery, creating an installation reminiscent of Green’s childhood home. Additional works including drawings and watercolours will reveal the creative process behind The Fur Coat, “Hazana”, and documents, such as Dupont’s divorce certificate, will bring the past to life in this intimate and personal exhibition.
If that was not already a major undertaking, the opening of the exhibition will also launch a spectacularly illustrated book about Anthony, Painting Life, edited and introduced by Martin Bailey. and published by the RA. This book also includes a Catalogue Raisonné of all his works in oil created since 1961.
Looking ahead to February and also designed to coincide with the Royal Academy show, Chris Beetles Gallery, 8 Ryder Street, London SW1Y 6QB is holding a major retrospective of Anthony’s work from 1 February – 4 March
All in all then, the start of 2017 looks like turning into a major Anthony Green Fest! Come and enjoy it!
Do please contact Chris Beetles Gallery if you would like further information on any of his works or to be included on Anthony’s mailing list.
Hazana The Fur Coat