This week, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles unveils London Calling—an exhibition dedicated to the work of Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and several other pioneers of the School of London art movement. The movement’s name was coined by American artist R.B. Kitaj in 1976, and its members are painters who focused on figurative art at a time when abstraction and minimalism were on the rise. Key pieces on show include Bacon’s Triptych August 1972 and Freud’s Leigh Bowery, both of which attempt to capture the psychological lives of their subjects.
“London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, Kitaj” until November 13th at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049.