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Jonathan Yeo Portrait Of Kevin Spacey For “House Of Cards” // National Portrait Gallery

At the end of last month, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. unveiled a portrait of actor Kevin Spacey painted by Jonathan Yeo that will be on view through October. The event featured an appearance by Yeo as well as Spacey in character as Frank Underwood in his role for Netflix’s hit series House of Cards, marking the first time a fictional president had a painting of them hung in the portrait gallery of the institution (although not in the hall of real presidential portraits). The work continues a […]
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Upcoming: Jonathan Yeo @ The Museum of National History // Frederiksborg Castle

On March 20th, Jonathan Yeo will be unveiling a series of portraits he has been working on with Cara Delevingne at Denmark’s Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Copenhagen. He choose the English fashion model and actress as his muse because of her ability to change and curate her image in this age of social media. The exhibition will be the painter’s largest retrospective to date and will have a room solely dedicated to his collaboration with Delevingne over the last 18 months. He further explains […]
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Previews: Jonathan Yeo – “Exposure” @ Circle Culture Gallery

Opening on the 10th of July, Exposure will be Jonathan Yeo’s second show with Circle Culture Gallery and the first time he is showing works in Hamburg. The exhibition will primarily consist of his infamous Leaf Works, created using the artist’s distinctive form of pornographic collage. Yeo started the this series in 2008, displaying them in New York and Los Angeles, but this show will be the first, and possibly the last time these pieces are shown together as a coherent body of work. The idea behind these works […]
Jonathan Yeo: Portraits At The Lowry, Manchester

Showing: Jonathan Yeo – “Portraits” @ The Lowry

For those who missed Jonathan Yeo’s exhibition (covered) at the National Portrait Gallery in London, you may want to head north to The Lowry in Manchester. Portraits sees the British artist’s work travel up for another museum showing, featuring many of his most famous subjects including Kevin Spacey, Damien Hirst, Helena Bonham Carter, George Bush (cast in one of Yeo’s porn-infused collages), and others. The showing also includes additional paintings, drawings and preparatory materials added in especially for this exhibition. See it through June 29. Via Lazarides. […]
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Jonathan Yeo Paints Damien Hirst

Several months ago, we told you about a big solo show coming up from Jonathan Yeo at the National Portrait Gallery in London. A new image has been released leading up to the opening on September 11th that reveals one of the subjects of Yeo’s contemporary portraiture as Damien Hirst. Wearing a chemical suit and equipped with a gas mask, the artist is sitting in a display case and “it’s not entirely clear if he is making something or whether he is being pickled in one of […]
Jonathan Yeo's portrait of Kevin Spacey as Richard III.

Upcoming: Jonathan Yeo @ National Portrait Gallery (London)

Despite his recent work playing with themes of beauty and cosmetic surgery as well as his porn-infused collages, Jonathan Yeo was first known for his contemporary portraiture. On this front, the British artist will be revealing new works for a major showing in September at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The subjects of these paintings include a diverse group of well-known figures including Michael Parkinson, Grayson Perry, Sienna Miller, Rupert Murdoch, and Kevin Spacey, seen above in the guise of Richard III. The artist said of the painting: […]
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Openings: “Ephemeral” @ Circleculture

Currently showing in Berlin is Ephemeral, a group exhibition (curated by Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer) held at a temporary space by Circleculture in collaboration with Pret A Diner in Berlin (you may remember their work with Lazarides in 2011). Playing on the theme of the ephemeral nature of life, 14 international artists contributed work for the show including Jaybo, Shepard Fairey, Katrin Fridriks, Kevin Earl Taylor, Stohead, André Saraiva, JR, XOOOOX, Aaron Rose, Lennart Grau, Olivia Steele, Marco Grassi aka Pho, Stefan Strumbel, and Jonathan Yeo. Head over here if you […]
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Upcoming: Jonathan Yeo – “(I’ve Got You) Under My Skin” @ Circle Culture Gallery

Tomorrow night, the Circleculture Gallery in Berlin will be hosting the opening for Jonathan Yeo’s new solo show entitled (I’ve Got You) Under My Skin. Building on his show in London in 2011 (covered), the UK-based painter known for his portraiture (sometimes done with “creative” collages), will be once again taking on the subject of cosmetic and plastic surgery and its place in modern society – or more simply “beauty and the endless search for perfection – the incredible price that some will pay to achieve […]
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Interview: Morgan Spurlock

Morgan Spurlock is an internationally known director, producer, and writer famous for such documentaries as Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, and the recently released Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Opening on April 28 will be the debut of his first curated art exhibition at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City.  Although he’s one busy man, Arrested Motion had the fortunate opportunity to catch up with him and discuss his interest in collecting art, his future in performance art, and his previous quest […]

Showing: Jonathan Yeo – “You’re Only Young Twice” @ Lazarides

Earlier this month, Lazarides hosted the opening of Jonathan Yeo’s solo exhibition You’re Only Young Twice. The new paintings focused on the phenomena of plastic surgery with imagery of patients being marked preoperatively, scenes from the operation, as well as before and after comparison shots. Rendered beautifully in photorealistic and abstract techniques, the new body of work once again shows off the technical skills as well as wit of the British artist. Rounding out the showing at Rathbone Place were some of his older work […]
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