“Katrin Bellinger has spent decades ‘looking over the artist’s shoulder’. In the gilt-framed master drawings and 19th-century oil sketches that line the walls of her London home, it is possible to look over the shoulders of hundreds of artists at work, into their studios, observing their practice. Move to the chic, minimalist print room of the mews house nearby, where photographs as well as prints are meticulously catalogued and preserved, and the number of shoulders swells to over a thousand. This rich, ever evolving and expanding collection – grown to embrace work from the 15th century to the very recent – emerged from a fascination with the very act and process of creation. As for the contrasting spaces that house it, they well reflect the public and private persona of this cool – at least on the surface – and unfailingly elegant German, her discerning eye and magpie tendencies; her seriousness of purpose and her sense of fun.” – read the full article by Susan Moore here.
Katrin Bellinger photographed in her print room in London in May 2022. Behind her are drawings by Anne Guéret and Gjisbertus Johannus van den Berg.
Visitors to Charleston will be treated to three intriguing shows from Langlands & Bell, including their own works exploring the idea of utopia, an intervention in Vanessa Bell’s attic studio, and a collection the duo have curated of works from other artists.
Review by Beth Williamson.
William Hogarth Time Smoking a Picture (c. 1761). Katrin Bellinger Collection
The studio is a place of self-mirroring, self-haunting, a space where the artist plays out the day-to-day reality of the fantasy of being an artist.
Phyllida Barlow Untitled: Paintsticks (2017), Katrin Bellinger Collection.
The artists’ studio is an endless source of fascination. A Century of the Artist’s Studio follows three years of research led by outgoing Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick. This ambitious show will chart the history of the studio and include 100 works by 80 artists across the globe, with art by Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Pablo Picasso, Lisa Brice, and Kerry James Marshall to be included.
Lisa Brice Untitled (2019). Katrin Bellinger Collection
Exhibition review in Apollo’s Art Diary.
Lisa Brice, Untitled, 2019. Currently on loan from the Katrin Bellinger Collection to the exhibition Lisa Brice – Smoke and Mirrors at GEM Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague.
This feature has been made possible with support from the Tavolozza Foundation.
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Preview of special exhibition at the Teylers Museum, Drawn from the Antique: Artists and the Classical Ideal, written by the Curator of the Teylers Museum, Michiel Plomp. This exhibition features 15 works from the Katrin Bellinger Collection.
An interview with Curator Adriano Aymonino of the exhibition Drawn from the Antique: Artists & the Classical Ideal at the Teylers Museum.
The article can be accessed here.
The report by Dr Susanna Avery-Quash on the one-day symposium of the same title, held at the Royal Academy of Arts on 27 March 2015.
Review of the Teylers exhibition Drawn from the Antique, awarding 4 out of 5 marks.
The exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum is promoted on timeout.com.
A short entry on Katrin’s loan of objects to the exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum.
Martin Gayford reviews ‘Drawn from the Antique’ at Sir John Soane’s Museum in conjunction with a concurrent exhibition at the Courtauld.
Colin Cruise reviews ‘Drawn from the Antique’ at Sir John Soane’s Museum, calling it a ‘an engrossing display, full of well-chosen delights’.
Clare Hornsby reviews the exhibition ‘Drawn from the Antique’.
Susanna Avery-Quash reviews the one-day symposium that took place at the Royal Academy (RA) on March, 2015. The academic event was supported by the RA and the Tavolozza Foundation. It commemorated the tercentenary of the birth of the drawing master William Shipley (1715–1803) by discussing the earliest history of drawing schools in Britain.