Taking inspiration from the title of Leon Kossoff's wonderful portrayal of commuters at his local train station, Going Home, is a celebration of the familiar surroundings which provide support and often the subject of these artists work. 

The works in this selection are drawn largely from the School of London, a group of mostly figurative artists first brought to critical attention by R.B Kitaj, also on display, in his seminal exhibition Human Clay at the Hayward Gallery in 1976. In the case of all these artists, London has been a home and refuge for a significant portion of their lives.

For Auerbach, Bacon, Freud and Paul, the home and studio are intrinsically connected, with close relationships to friends, lovers and family portrayed in intimate portraits. In Paula Rego’s work, familiar stories and fairy tales are invested with hints of private experience, imbuing then with an aura as real to her as the world around her. 

The exhibition can also be viewed in person in gallery 3 in London for a limited time. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have and we’re always happy to help. 

Freud, Blond Girl, 1985, etching, edition of 50
Lucian Freud

Blond Girl, 1985

Frank Auerbach, Julia Asleep, 2001, etching and aquatint on Somerset off-white paper, edition of 35, 13 1-4 x 14 1-2 in., 33.9 x 37 cm
Frank Auerbach

Julia Asleep, 2001

Paula Rego, Night Stories, 1987, etching and aquatint, edition of 50Francis Bacon, Triptych 1983, 1983, set of three lithographs on Arches paper, edition of 180, 33 7-8 x 23 3-4 in., 86 x 60.5 cm
Francis Bacon

Triptych 1983

Paul, Two Men, 1991, etching, edition of 25, 10 x 8 3-8 in., 25.5 x 21.2 cm
Celia Paul

Two Men, 1991

Kitaj, The Flood of Laymen, 1964, colour screenprint, photoscreenprint, edition of 70,