LondonAccelerate your escape: Gary Hume explores the Hiscox Collection
Important works by renowned artists including Etel Adnan (b.1925, Beirut, Lebanon), Nan Goldin (b.1953, Washington D.C, USA), David Hockney (b.1937, Bradford, UK), Noemie Goudal (b. 1984, Paris, France), Prem Sahib (b. 1982, London, UK), Joan Miró (1893-1983, Spain), Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005, UK) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spain), are on public view for the first time in two consecutive, artist-curated exhibitions drawn from the Hiscox Collection, taking place at Whitechapel Gallery. The series forms part of the Gallery’s ongoing commitment to showing rarely seen public and private collections.
Intaglio print with carborundum from one aluminium plate, hand colouring in tempera
Image courtesy of The Estate of Howard Hodgkin and Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Image size: 50.8 x 50.8 cm; paper size: 74.3 x 72.4 cm
Edition 10. Published by Crown Point Press and printed by Asa Muir-Harmony
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Global insurer Hiscox have been collecting modern and contemporary art for over 50 years. The collection comprises 1000 works by renowned artists, including Grayson Perry, Tacita Dean and Peter Doig. With no single work ever in storage, this living collection is displayed across the company’s 35 global offices – on the walls of common areas and meeting rooms, enlivening the working environment with art that provokes thought or sparks creativity.
British painter Gary Hume (b.1962, Tenterden, UK) and Berlin-based Venezualan artist Sol Calero (b.1982, Caracas, Venezuela) each bring new perspectives to the Hiscox Collection in their personal selection of works at Whitechapel Gallery. For Hume, making and viewing art are a means of escape. Hume invites us to escape the every day and to find new joys and sorrows in the myriad worlds imagined for us by the artists he has selected. Sol Calero’s selection will launch in January 2021.
Curated by Laura Smith, Curator, Whitechapel Gallery with Grace Storey, Assistant Curator, Whitechapel Gallery.
Accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.
Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery, London