Rosoman & Adjaye, Room 3: Piccadilly, by Stephen Farthing RA

by Stephen Farthing RA

This work is included in the Art Sales exhibition Artist to Artist, which explores relationships and connections between Academicians, past and present. It is on display in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from 14th September to 3rd December 2018.

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Artwork details

Artist Stephen Farthing RA
Medium Print
Colour Blue/Multicolour
Dimensions 37.5 x 45.5cm
Fabric & material Mixed Media
Edition 10

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Artwork description

This hand-finished and coloured limited edition print continues Stephen Farthing’s Museums of the World series which depict a combination of real and imagined gallery spaces. Farthing’s travels and career as a teacher gave him the opportunity to become familiar with significant museum collections and exhibitions around the globe. His series is informed by an intimate knowledge and understanding of the complex relationship between works of art and how they are shown. Paying homage to fellow Royal Academician Leonard Rosoman, this work is characteristic of the insightful and subtly witty visual language used by Farthing to juxtapose familiar works of art in ‘unlikely meetings’. The setting is, of course, the largest room in the suite of main galleries at the Royal Academy in Burlington House on Piccadilly. Farthing studied at the Royal College of Art and taught at Chelsea College of Arts, thus connecting him with all of the artists in this exhibition. He was particularly influenced by Leonard Rosoman and Patrick Caulfield.

About Stephen Farthing RA

Painter Stephen Farthing studied at St Martin’s School of Art from 1969 to 1973 before completing a Masters Degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 1976. While at the Royal College, Farthing was offered an Abbey Major Scholarship, an honour which took him to the British School in Rome for a year.



On his return to London, Farthing held... Go to artist page