The ambitious survey Alice Neel: People Come First, which was on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 2021, travels to the Guggenheim Bilbao (17 September 2021–6 February 2022).
The exhibition was named Apollo's 2021 exhibition of the year: read more here
Reviewing the exhibition in the New York Times, Roberta Smith commented, 'Neel’s greatness lies in the different levels of realism she combines in her art. They include social and economic inequities; the body’s deterioration through time; and the complex interior lives of her subjects.' Read the review here
Image: Alice Neel, Georgie Arce No. 2, 1955
Oil on canvas
76.2 × 55.9 cm
Collection of Lonti Ebers
© The Estate of Alice Neel