Art lovers rejoice! Frieze, The Affordable Art Fair and much more

Art lovers rejoice! The month of October is loaded with exciting shows featuring Bridgeman Images very own partners and artists. Alongside The Affordable Art Fair and Frieze Week, the UK will mirror the cornucopia of breathtaking exhibitions in museums and galleries this autumn. Bridgeman is honoured to present works from Eileen Cooper, Lucian Freud and many more. 


Eileen Cooper RA at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

To start things off we have Eileen Cooper RA at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery. The show is called Parallel Lines and will feature works from the span of Cooper's 40-year career in art making. This exhibition will include her work parallel to other works in art history that have inspired or directly influenced her paintings, allowing visitors to view and interpret how the art process begins and ends with inspiration The show will run from the 10th of September until the 27th of November 2022. 


Till The Morning Comes, 2017 (oil on canvas), Eileen Cooper (b.1953)  Private Collection  © Eileen Cooper. All rights reserved 2022  Bridgeman Images


Anne Rothenstein at Stephen Friedman Gallery

Don’t miss Bridgeman Artist Anne Rothenstein and her first solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery. Anne is a primarily self-taught British painter whose work captures the human figure in a very ethereal manner. Her use of colour and open landscape provide a breath of freshness to the viewers. Her show will be on view until 5 November 2022.


Patterned Landscape, 1999 (oil on canvas), Anne Rothenstein (b.1949)  Private Collection  © Anne Rothenstein. All rights reserved 2022  Bridgeman Images


Lucian Freud at The National Gallery

Opening to the public on 1st October is an exhibition of work by our iconic member Lucian Freud at The National Gallery. The Credit Suisse Exhibition presents Lucian Freud: New Perspectives which is the first major exhibition of Freud’s work in the last 10 years, tying together almost seven decades of paintings. Bridgeman Images is proud to represent the Estate of Lucian Freud exclusively. One of the most prevalent figure painters in the UK, this show allows the viewer to follow Freud’s painting progression from his early works to his final ones. New Perspective invites us to step back to take a look at his works under new or pre-established contexts. The show will open on October 1st and continue until 22 January  2023.


Reflection with Two Children (Self Portrait), 1965 (oil on canvas), Lucian Freud, (1922-2011)  Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain  © The Lucian Freud Archive. All Rights Reserved 2022  Bridgeman Images


The Courtauld - Fuseli and the Modern Woman: Fashion, Fantasy, Fetishism.

Bridgeman Images’ partner, The Courtauld presents Fuseli and the Modern Woman: Fashion, Fantasy, Fetishism. Henry Fuseli is one of the most flamboyant artists of the 18th century who often depicted fantastical scenes from classic and contemporary stories and literature. The current exhibition explores Fuseli's lifetime interest in the female form and the secret lives of women. He sought to capture the mysterious life of modern women, from their sexuality to their physical beauty, dresses and hairstyles. This exhibition explores the 18th-19th century anxiety surrounding gender, sexuality and self-expression during the most transformative time in European history. The exhibition will run from 14 October - 8 January 2023. 


Standing woman seen from the back, c. 1796-1800 (Graphite, brush and watercolour, heightened with white opaque watercolour), Henry Fuseli, (1741-1825) / The Courtauld, London Photo © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London / Bridgeman Images


Leighton House

Reopening its doors on 15th October, Bridgeman Images’ partner Leighton House has just undergone remodelling to provide patrons with a richer, more immersive art experience. A new wing has been fully refurbished, which originated from the 20th-century home additions and it gives way to the building's historical features and opens up the space for more galley viewings. The entire building is step-free and accessible for all patrons, thus providing a beautiful, inspiring space open for all art lovers.


The drawing room (photo)  Leighton House Museum, Kensington & Chelsea, London, UK  © Leighton House / Bridgeman Images


The Affordable Art Fair | Bridgeman Folio

Last but not least, The Affordable Art Fair is back in Battersea from 20–23 October, packed with inspiring art to stir the senses.

This year, Bridgeman Images is proud to sponsor the Affordable Art Fair's Curatorial Excellence Award. Harriet Bridgeman, Chairman and Founder of Bridgeman Images, has been asked by William Ramsay, the Founder of the Affordable art Fair, to judge the top three stands at the fair.

Bridgeman Images will present The Bridgeman Folio, a limited edition Folio that features specially commissioned lithographs by 6 Royal Academicians: Eileen Cooper RA, Paul Huxley RA, Vanessa Jackson RA, Stephen Farthing RA, Bill Jacklin RA, Cathie Pilkington RA.

10% of all Bridgeman Folio sales will be donated to the RA schools to support the next generation of artists.


The Bridgeman Folio - Vanessa Jackson RA, Paul Huxley RA, Cathie Pilkington RA, Eileen Cooper RA, Stephen Farthing RA, Bill Jacklin RA

Enjoy an art-filled day (or night) out with special installations, curated displays, delightful bars and cafés, and expert advice on hand to help you find your perfect piece. Plus discover a beautiful range of limited edition prints from Royal Academicians in our display from The Bridgeman Folio.

Get £5 off tickets* with code BRIDGE-FIVE

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*Offer excludes the Private View on 19 October

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