Saturday 24 January, 2pm
David Hockney, The Print Collector
Who is Clive Beardsmore? Who is the man represented in this print by David Hockney? Why collect art? Join Collections Curator Julie Brown, as she introduces The Clive Beardsmore Collection and takes a look at the January Artwork of the Month.
Free, no need to book, just turn up.
The 2015 interventions into the Garman Ryan Collection will be a selection from a new substantial gift of artworks donated to The New Art Gallery Walsall by a private collector, Clive Beardsmore. Clive has a longstanding association with the Gallery, having early in his career served as an assistant to the then curator Michael Mosesson in the 1970s, at the time Walsall received Kathleen Garman’s gift.
Throughout a career which has encompassed working as a town planner, lecturer, assistant curator, occasional artist’s model, and continues as a professional historical researcher, Clive has been a long-term supporter of the Gallery, and now his personal collection finds a permanent home here.
Image credit: David Hockney, The Print Collector (Portrait of Felix Man),1969, lithograph. Copyright the artist.