Works by Alice Neel and Chantal Joffe to feature in ISelf Collection: The End of Love, opening soon at the Whitechapel Gallery

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The Whitechapel Gallery’s new autumn 2017 collection display takes its name from Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari’s photographic series, The End of Love (2012). Comprising 48 portraits of mainly brides and grooms taken in the 1960s and 1970s at the now defunct Studio Shehrazade in Lebanon, the photographs mark the ‘end of love’ as over time they have been separated from their owners and the people who loved them to become a social archive and an artwork.

 

Contemporary portraiture – both real and imagined – and the relationship between self and other, or between artist, sitter and viewer, is further explored by nearly 30 international artists alongside Zaatari in this display.

 

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Images

Alice Neel, Stephen Herbert, 1977

Oil on canvas, 117.2 x 76.5 cm/46 1/8 x 30 1/8 in
© The Estate of Alice Neel, courtesy ISelf Collection
 
Chantal Joffe, Two Coats, 2009
Oil on board, 243.84 x 182.88 cm, 96.07 x 72.05 inches
© Chantal Joffe, courtesy ISelf Collection
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Posted 9 August 2017

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