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Exposed: The Naked Portrait

Past national programme archive
27 October 2018 - 3 March 2019

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Jacques Cartier
by Dorothy Wilding
1932
NPG x30498

This exhibition of unclothed portraits from the National Portrait Gallery Collection invites questions about identity and gender, the real and ideal. It includes portraits of exposed sitters from Nell Gwyn to Naomi Campbell, Gilbert and George to John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

This exhibition is a partnership project, jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery.