Washington Museum #1, by Stephen Farthing RA (framed)

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.

Please note that, if purchased, this framed print is available for collection only from the Royal Academy of Arts by appointment with the Art Sales team.

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Artwork details

Artist Stephen Farthing RA
Medium Print
Colour Yellow/Multicolour
Dimensions 62 x 77cm
Fabric & material Mixed Media
Unique

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Artwork description

This unique hand-coloured digital 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 (he lived in Washington for several months between 2014–17). 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 the work of fellow Royal Academician Anselm Kiefer (represented here by the lead plane sculpture in the foreground), this work is characteristic of the insightful and subtly witty visual language used by Farthing to juxtapose familiar works of art in ‘unlikely meetings’. 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