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Glenn Brown

After Life (solo show)
Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam
27 January - 23 April 2017

Glenn Brown, Joseph Beuys, 2001, oil on panel, 96 x 79,5 cm, private collection.
Glenn Brown, Joseph Beuys, 2001, oil on panel, 96 x 79,5 cm, private collection.

From 27 January to 23 April 2017 the Rembrandt House Museum presents the work of the contemporary British artist Glenn Brown (1966) in Glenn Brown – Rembrandt: After Life. Brown is internationally renowned for his intriguing and confrontational works, which are usually very large and inspired by the work of Old Masters, Rembrandt among them. Brown appropriates and subverts the work of Rembrandt and his contemporaries with merciless audacity. He is making new work for the exhibition (paintings, drawings and etchings), which will be shown for the first time.

The Rembrandt House has long concentrated on showing Rembrandt’s influence on other artists, but this exhibition breaks new ground. Never before has the Rembrandt House staged an exhibition of work by a foreign artist of Glenn Brown’s international stature. In 1997 Brown’s work hung at Sensation in the Royal Academy of Arts in London alongside such artists as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. He is regarded as one of the leading YBAs (Young British Artists). His work enjoys wide recognition and this year was the subject of three solo exhibitions in the United States and France.

Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam


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Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown (solo show)
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
16 June - 21 October 2018

In 2017, the Laing Art Gallery was the first recipient of the Contemporary Art Society’s ‘Great Works’ scheme. A spectacular work by Glenn Brown was gifted to the collection, and this exhibition will continue to build on the Laing's relationship with the artist.

Glenn Brown was born in nearby Hexham and is one of the most renowned British artists working today. Known for the use of art historical references in his paintings, Brown appropriates images changing their shape, form, colour, and dimension, traversing artistic time zones from the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo through to Impressionism, Expressionism and Surrealism and referencing artists such as Jean Louis Fragonard, Salvador Dalí and John Martin - who was also born in the north east.

This exhibition will feature new works created by Brown, shown alongside his own rehang of the Laing’s painting collection. Curated by the artist, together with Julie Milne, Chief Curator of the Laing, and generously supported by the Friends of the Laing Art Gallery. 

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle