Tony Bevan: Self-Portraits catalogue (hardcover)

RRP £25.00

Paul Moorhouse

Tony Bevan Self-Portraits is the first publication to focus on the artist's continuing practice of self-portraiture. Featuring over thirty works, the book is published to accompany a display at the National Portrait Gallery, London, from March to November 2011, which forms part of a larger series that showcases the work of contemporary artists with an innovative approach to portraiture.









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Born in 1951, Tony Bevan is celebrated for his distinctive approach to portraiture. Unlike other artists, Bevan is not concerned with the faithful recording of appearance or with portraiture as a means of self-expression. Instead, he has developed a form of self-portraiture that uses his appearance as a site from which he can explore his thoughts, focussing on the interpretation his physical and psychological presence.

Including 30 illustrations, this book charts Bevan's self-portraiture, from his characteristic 'half-and-half' paintings of the early 1980s to the his latest series of autoscopic self-portraits based on the highly expressive 'Character Heads' of the eighteenth-century sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt.

Author Paul Moorhouse, Curator of Twentieth-Century Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London, explores the development of Bevan's work, discussing the themes behind his unique approach to self-portraiture.

Pub. Date March 2011

Price £25

ISBN 978 1 85514 447 7

Format 300 x 220 mm

Extent 64 pages

Illustrations 30 colour

Binding Hardback

Category Contemporary Art



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