10 October 2017 Museum Exhibition

Opie

Julian Opie has made new work to display alongside the National Portrait Gallery’s self-portrait of Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), acquired in 2014 after a major public fundraising appeal, as it returns to the Gallery following a three-year nationwide tour.

In Julian Opie after Van Dyck (6 October 2017 - 7 January 2018) one of Britain’s foremost contemporary artists has been invited to present his work in dialogue with Van Dyck's self-portrait (c.1640) in the seventeenth-century galleries. The powerful new and recent works shown in this free display include Faime. (2016), Lucia, back 3. (2017) and Beach Head, 6. (2017).

For more about the exhibition, visit the museum's website.