Objects in Mind: Maggi Hambling's Self Portrait

Past beyond the gallery archive
24 November 2010 - 27 February 2011

Freud Museum, London

Free

  • Partnership exhibition



Maggi Hambling, by Maggi Hambling, 1977-1978 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Maggi Hambling
by Maggi Hambling
1977-1978
NPG 6562

Chris Ofili, by Eamonn McCabe, 2002 - NPG  - © Eamonn McCabe

Chris Ofili
by Eamonn McCabe
2002
NPG x131780

Objects in Mind is inspired by the loan from the National Portrait Gallery of Maggi Hambling’s spectacular self-portrait. Just as Freud surrounded himself with antiquities, the artist portrays herself as though pausing for thought in her studio, surrounded by objects from her memory and imagination.

Eamonn McCabe’s photographic series depicts artists in their own working environment enabling the viewer to see the different spaces in which each artist creates their artwork. Some of the artists included in the series are; Grayson Perry, Chris Ofili, Bridget Riley and Maggi Hambling.

These loans are part of an exhibition which explores why we surround ourselves with objects, what they mean and what they say about us. This exhibition has been developed in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and Renaissance London, as part of the National: Regional Loan scheme (NRLS), which is funded by the Renaissance in the Regions programme. The NRLS project helps increase access to collections of national importance and enables local museums to reach new audiences.

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