Christopher Le Brun  New Paintings

Texts by David Anfam and Edmund de Waal
Ridinghouse 2014
£17.95  |  $32

29.4 × 24.5 cm  |  11 5/8 × 9 5/8 in
96 pp, 40 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 92 0

Renowned for his evocative and highly-charged imagery, British artist Christopher Le Brun’s new work builds upon a wide cultural literacy, from Virgil and Tennyson to William Walton.

Following his appearance in many international group exhibitions – such as the influential Zeitgeist exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (1982) – Le Brun became recognised as one of the leading young European painters, and is currently the President of the Royal Academy, London.


Accompanying a solo exhibition at Friedman Benda, New York (11 September–18 October 2014), New Paintings shows an abundance of energy and Le Brun’s renewed pleasure in colour and light.


Alongside full-colour illustrations, this volume includes a personal response by artist and writer Edmund de Waal, and an introduction by art historian David Anfam that places the work within the tradition of late twentieth and early twenty-first century modern painting.

David Anfam is an art historian and critic. He is currently senior consulting curator at the Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, and director of its Research Center. Edmund de Waal OBE is one of the world's leading ceramic artists. He has written widely on art and ceramics, and his prize-winning memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), has been translated into nearly 30 languages. 

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