Prints and Drawings (Room 90), Upper floor
Drawings and prints from the Duerckheim Collection
Featuring over 90 extraordinary drawings and prints, this exhibition explores how six key post-war artists redefined art in Germany on both sides of the Iron Curtain. These remarkable works on paper, on public display for the first time, are on loan from the private collection of Count Christian Duerckheim. Half of them are by Georg Baselitz, with the remainder by Markus Lüpertz, Blinky Palermo, A R Penck, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter. 34 of the works in the exhibition, including 17 by Baselitz, have been generously donated to the British Museum by Count Duerckheim.
6 February – 31 August 2014
The British Museum has acquired, with the support of the Art Fund and private donations, two important and unique sets of progressive proofs, along with the finished works, that document the evolution of two linocuts by Pablo Picasso. The two prints, Still Life under the Lamp and Jacqueline Reading, were both made in 1962, when the artist was over 80.
10 January – 6 May 2014
Three works from the department are normally on display in the Museum:
Other prints and drawings can be seen in the Study Room.