Exhibition at Yale Center for British Art Highlights Major Works by Abstract Painters


NEW HAVEN, CT.- This fall, the Yale Center for British Art launched its 2010–11 season with an exhibition of major works by postwar British artists who came to maturity in the 1960s. The Independent Eye: Contemporary British Art from the Collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie features thirty paintings and fourteen works on paper by Patrick Caulfield, John Walker, R. B. Kitaj, Howard Hodgkin, and Ian Stephenson, in addition to paintings by John Hoyland, England’s foremost abstract painter, all drawn from the collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie. The Independent Eye marks the first museum exhibition of selected works from the Lurie collection of British art, which will be gifted to the Yale Center for British Art. The exhibition brings to the forefront British artists who have produced provocative work over long and consistently prolific careers. On view are Caulfield’s seminal painting, Wine Bar (1983); two t