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Humanity, clarity and warmth: Alice Neel, at the Barbican Art Gallery, reviewed

25 February 2023

9:00 AM

25 February 2023

9:00 AM

Peter Doig

Courtauld Gallery, until 29 May

Alice Neel: Hot Off The Griddle

Barbican Art Gallery, until 21 May

If you want to be taken seriously as a contemporary painter, paint big. ‘Blotter’, the picture that won the 34-year-old Peter Doig the John Moores Painting Prize in 1993, was over 8ft x 7ft. The pictures in his current show at the Courtauld are so big that only 12 of them fit in the gallery space.

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