Published in 1997 it was the brainchild of Erica Davies, Director of the Museum at the time. Influential and well connected within the art world Ms. Davies was able to secure the participation of 10 highly regarded international artists.
This is a rare opportunity for the public to view all 10 silkscreens together and consider how the subject of ‘Sigmund Freud’ has been interpreted in 10 different ways. From his glasses to visual presentations of his Psychoanalytic theories each artist has approached the subject with innate understanding and reverence to the man and his work. Helen Clarkson, Director of A&D Gallery says, ‘I think people will be surprised at how many of the images they recognise without realising from where they originate.’
Peter Blake (b.1932)
Patrick Caulfield (1936 -2005)
Prunella Clough (1919 - 1999)
Susan Hiller (1940 - 2019)
Matthew Hilton (b. 1948)
Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945)
Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929)
Cornelia Parker (b. 1956)
Alison Watt (b. 1965)
Paul Wunderlich (1927 - 2010)
The portfolio was published by the Freud Museum with the support of the New-Land Foundation of New York.
The silkscreens were printed by Gresham Studios in a signed edition of 100.
There were also 10 artists’ proofs, 3 printers proofs, 2 archive proofs 2 hors commerce & 2 insurance copies.
A&D Gallery is Marylebone’s longest established independent commercial Art Gallery opening its doors in 2000.
Whilst A&D Gallery has a reputation for specialising in Pop Art prints, multiples & ephemera it does not confine itself to this genre and is equally happy to occasionally exhibit contemporary paintings, photographs and sculpture.
The Freud Museum
The Freud Museum, Hampstead, is the house in which Sigmund Freud lived and maintained his practice for the year leading up to his death in 1939. His daughter, Anna, also a Psychoanalyst, continued to live there until her death in ’82, after which, it opened as a museum dedicated to her Father’s life and works. It has a long history of collaborative exhibitions where artists’ work mingles with Freud’s collection of eclectic pieces.