Events

Exhibition: THE WHITE HOTEL
6 - 8pm
GIMPEL FILS, 30 DAVIES ST, LONDON W1K 4NB

THE WHITE HOTEL

Curated by Simon Bayliss & Lucy Stein

10 July - 22 August 2014

Exhibition features two paintings by Lenkiewicz:

The Putrefaction of Diogenes and The Painter with Benedikte
 

CAROLE GIBBONS, NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE, FRANCE-LISE MCGURN NICOLA BEALING,

SHANA MOULTON, DM THOMAS, SCOTTIE WILSON  FOSTER & BEREAN, ABIGAIL REYNOLDS,

SIMON BAYLISS, LUCY STEIN JUDITH BERNSTEIN, ROBERT LENKIEWICZ, MICHELLE USSHER 

DAVID INSHAW, ALAN DAVIE, HUMBERTO POBLETE-BUSTAMANTE SUSAN HILLER,

MANUELA GERNEDEL, NATALYA GONCHAROVA

On a hungover morning in Plymouth, painters (and friends) Lucy Stein and Simon Bayliss stumbled across a paperback copy of The White Hotel, resting on a street wall. It was the day after the opening of SS Blue Jacket, their inaugural exhibition as curatorial partners, and this literary encounter signified a serendipitous... more

The Telegraph exposes amateur artist who faked Lenkiewicz paintings on eBay

I churn out fake Lowrys to sell on eBay for thousands, amateur artist admits

Daily Telegraph 6 July 2014 by Robert Mendick, Chief Reporter

Artist says that paintings in his own name did not sell so he began faking Lowrys and selling them on the internet auction site to earn a living.

An amateur artist has admitted to The Telegraph churning out fake copies of LS Lowry’s paintings and selling them on eBay for up to £3,000 each.

David Henty, 56, who was jailed in the Eighties for a forged passport scam, has boasted of faking the Lowry pictures and selling them to unsuspecting customers through the internet auction site.

The Telegraph tracked Mr Henty to his home in Brighton in the course of this newspaper’s investigation into forged art.

Mr Henty has sold hundreds of fake paintings... more

EDUCATION25

Picture: Governors of Southway School (The Blind Leading the Blind), 1987. Oil on canvas, 213 x 610 cm.

A series of events and activities running through 2013-14 marking the anniversary of Lenkiewicz' most ambitious "sociological enquiry by visual means" — Project 17: Observations on Local Education (1988).

Click on the Events menu to launch EDUCATION25, our gallery of all the paintings in the Project together with PDFs of the statements Lenkiewicz asked sitters to write. We also have a dedicated Facebook page for you to follow developments and contributions to the theme.

Sound Bites: Robert Lenkiewicz
7pm, 7 February 2014
The Bistro, Hannahs at Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot, Devon

FAMILY MATTERS: A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Works by R.O. Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)
8 February - 23 March 2014

A FREE exhibition of work by Robert Lenkiewicz at Hannahs at Seale Hayne, Howton Rd, Newton Abbot, Devon. Curated by Annie Hill-Smith

Open 7 days per week, 10am - 6pm
T: 01626 325800 | E: enquiries@discoverhannahs.org

Hannahs at Seale Hayne, Howton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6NQ
 

Friday 7 February Sound Bites: Robert Lenkiewicz

Join award-winning painter and close friend of Lenkiewicz, Nahem Shoa, as he explores each of the paintings in our exclusive exhibition. He will compare these family paintings with the works of major artists throughout history who also took inspiration from family members.

The Bistro, 7pm. £15 including supper.
Call 01626 325822.

 

FAMILY MATTERS: A PRIVATE COLLECTION
8 February - 23 March 2014
Hannahs at Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6NQ

Works by R.O. Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)
8 February - 23 March 2014

A FREE exhibition of work by Robert Lenkiewicz at Hannahs at Seale Hayne, Howton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon. Curated by Annie Hill-Smith

Open 7 days per week, 10am - 6pm
T: 01626 325800 | E: enquiries@discoverhannahs.org
Hannahs at Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6NQ

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Catalogue for sale at just £10.00

If you missed the exhibition in Leipzig or would like to learn more about the ideas behind the exhibition 'Human, All Too Human' touring to Nuremberg in September, this 64-page catalogue is the ideal starting point. It contains 34 full-page illustrations of Lenkiewicz's work, some never before seen in print. There's an introductory essay by exhibition curator Francis Mallett; an essay by writer and art critic Mark Gisbourne, which places Lenkiewicz's work in an art historical context; and an essay which draws out the links between Lenkiewicz's ideas and those of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. (Size: 210 x 197 mm. Paperback.) 

Priced at just £10.00, plus £2.00 postage, the catalogue is available direct from the Foundation on 01752 221450 or on our eshop. A German language edition is also available.

EDUCATION25 – Lunchtime Talk : Prof Adrian Thatcher
Thursday, 31 October 2013. 12.30pm
Plymouth College of Art, Drake Circus, Plymouth

The Lenkiewicz Foundation, Plymouth College of Art and Fotonow are pleased to announce a partnership, which will revisit Lenkiewicz' seventeenth Project – Observations on Local Education (1988) – 25 years after it closed to the public at the painter’s Barbican studio. Professor Adrian Thatcher (above), one of the major contributors to Project 17, discussed the Project's legacy at Plymouth College of Art on Thursday 31st October. A transcript of his talk is available here.

Project 17 was Lenkiewicz' most ambitious "sociological enquiry by visual means", with 150 works shown first at Chilford Hall, Cambridge in 1987 and then at the artist's Barbican studio in 1988. Over 240 academic professionals, education administrators, headmasters, teachers, parents, and pupils contributed their own notes to the Project, all of which... more

Exhibition touring to Nuremberg
14 September – 13 October 2013
THE WERKSCHAU, Halle 15 at Auf AEG, Nuremberg

Due to its overwhelming success, Human, All Too Human – the exhibition of paintings by British artist Robert Lenkiewicz is extending its exhibition programme. The show, which closed at The Spinnerei in Leipzig on 21 July, will transport all 100+ works to Nuremberg for an exhibition at Auf AEG opening 14th September and running for 1 month. The show begins at 1pm local time with an introduction by the mayor of Nuremberg, Dr. Ulrich Maly.

The Lenkiewicz exhibition will contribute to an exciting programme of events running on the site, a huge development of 168,000sqm. 90 artists working there will stage a group exhibition and open their studios to the public. A highly anticipated exhibition of works from The Artist Pension Trust (APT) collection and the opening of The Gallery of The Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg will guarantee regional and national attention. The Open to AEG weekend, an annual event, is expected to attract around 20,000 people in 3 days.

The... more

Louise Courtnell tonal painting demonstration
Sat 13 July 2pm
Werkshcau, Halle 12

Louise Courtnell's demonstration on tonal painting technique (13 July 2013) at The Spinnerei was well-attended on the day that more than 300 visitors came to Halle 12. Painters Diane Nevitt and Rayk Goetze were front and centre for the event as Louise created a portrait of volunteer sitter Heide Bernhöft-Hansche (see Photo).

We have a large album of exhibition photos in the relevant section on this site or on our Facebook page.

Painting demonstration by Louise Courtnell
Sat 13 July 2pm
Werkschau/Halle 12, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

On Sat 13 July 2pm - British painter and former student of Lenkiewicz, Louise Courtnell will be demonstrating Lenkiewicz's renowned technique for teaching aspiring artists the essential methods of figurative painting, which he called "the tone of the tone, the shape of the shape, the colour of the colour". The event will take place in the Werkschau Halle 12.

The demonstration will be similar to the tonal study session at the Royal William Yard in 2012. You can see a video of the RWY event here: watch video.

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