- Museum number
- Object: Reclining Figure
Male nude (Leigh Bowery) resting head on crossed hands with head turned left, seen from low viewpoint. 1994
Etching withdrypoint on Arches paper
- Production date
Height: 170 millimetres (plate)
Height: 350 millimetres (sheet (deckled edges))
Width: 236 millimetres
Width: 416 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The edition of 30 plus 14 Artist's Proofs were proofed and printed by Marc Balakjian at Studio Prints, London, and published by Matthew Marks, New York.
Text from 'Living with art: The Alexander Walker collection' (British Museum Press, 2020):
An intimate image of the Australian performance artist Leigh Bowery (1961–1994) at rest. Bowery was a frequent sitter for Freud from 1990, after the artist saw him performing in the window of the Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London in 1988. This impression is an artist’s proof. The edition of thirty was printed by Marc Balakjian at Studio Prints, London and published by Matthew Marks, New York.
Walker recalled deciding to buy this print just an hour after it was hung at the Marlborough Gallery on the day that Bowery died of an AIDS-related illness at the age of thirty-three (New Year’s Eve, 1994). It was the last impression that the gallery had available.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2004-2005 Jun-Jan, BM, Matisse to Freud: The Alexander Walker Bequest
2006 Oct-Dec, Lincoln, Usher Gallery, (Sth Bank Tour), Matisse to Freud
2007 Jan-Mar, Leicester, New Walk (Sth Bank Tour), Matisse to Freud
2007 Mar-May, Leeds, Harewood House, (Sth Bank Tour), Matisse to Freud
2007 Jul-Sep, Gateshead, Shipley AG, (Sth Bank Tour), Matisse to Freud
2020 11-24 Dec, Banbridge, F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Living with art
2021 10 May-7 Jun, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Living with art
2021 24 Jul-2 Oct, Doncaster, Danum Gallery, Library and Museum, Living with art
2022 21 Jan-24 Apr, Bideford, The Burton, Living with art
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by Alexander Walker from Marlborough Graphics, London on 10/1/95 for £3,818.75.
- Prints and Drawings
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