Robert Bunkin
An Argument for Figurative Art Now

Michael Andrews 1928-1995 detail from portrait of Timothy Behrens, Oil on cardboard, Thyssen-Bornemiszra National Museum, Madrid

Thursday September 9 at 5:30 PM
Hudson Park Library
66 Leroy Street
New York, NY 10014


This talk will present a selective overview of post-World War two painting, focusing on the revival of figurative art starting in the 1950s, as a response to the increasingly narrow parameters of modernist abstraction, and a desire to reintroduce human experienc back into “serious” art. Artists discussed will include Larry Rivers, Alice Neel, Lucian Freud, Kerry James Marshall and Jennifer Packer, among others.

Robert Bunkin is a figurative painter living in Westbeth. He has extensive experience as a curator, educator and art historian.

*The event will take place in person at Hudson Park Library.
** Face mask required

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