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The Bonnefantenmuseum shows Retrospective of Elizabeth Peyton’s Oeuvre

Elizabeth Peyton - "Jackie and John" (Jackie fixing John’s hair) 1999. (detail). Oil on board 14 x 11 in. 35.6 x 27.9 cm. Collection Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Winter © Elizabeth Peyton.

MAASTRICHT, NL – The Bonnefantenmuseum will be
presenting the first comprehensive retrospective of Elizabeth Peyton’s oeuvre on
the European mainland, which comprises over 90 works (paintings, watercolors,
drawings and lithos) from the past 18 years (1991-2009).
From her first
portraits of 19th-century heroes to her more recent works, peopled with friends
from the world of music, fashion and literature, Elizabeth Peyton has presented
herself as a contemporary ‘painter of modern life’, in the words of Charles
Baudelaire. Peyton’s miniature portraits capture the spirit of the times in an
artistic language that unmistakably reflects late 20th-century urban
sensitivity. On view through 21 March,