Artists Inspired by Alice Neel Exhibit at Victoria Miró Gallery

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LONDON.- In the Company of Alice presents portraits and figurative paintings by a diverse group of artists – some established and some emerging, some for whom portraiture is the crux of their practice and others for whom creating a portrait has been a new exercise. A number of these artists admire or have been inspired by Alice Neel, and it is for this reason they have been brought together in an expanded homage to the ongoing influence of the late American painter which coincides with the first solo exhibition of Alice Neel’s work in a European institution, opening at the Whitechapel Gallery on 8 July. Peter Doig will present an enigmatic painting Dark Girl, a portrait of his daughter Eva. John Currin and Karen Kilimnik have both portrayed New York collector and arts patron Dianne Wallace. Other art-world faces include a new portrait of Hans Ulrich Obrist by American painter Verne Dawson. Elizabeth Peyton’s Portrait of Alice Neel in 1931 depicts