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LEON KOSSOFF View of Hackney with Dark Day

LEON KOSSOFF
View of Hackney with Dark Day
1974
Oil on board
55 1/8 by 72 1/16 in.  140 by 183 cm.

LEON KOSSOFF Outside Kilburn Underground Station

LEON KOSSOFF
Outside Kilburn Underground Station
1984
Oil on board
77 1/2 by 83 7/8 in.  197 by 213 cm.

LEON KOSSOFF Red Brick School Building, Winter

LEON KOSSOFF
Red Brick School Building, Winter
1982
Oil on board
48 by 60 in.  121.9 by 152.4 cm.

LEON KOSSOFF City Rooftops

LEON KOSSOFF
City Rooftops
1957
Charcoal and pastel on paper
22 1/2 by 38 1/2 in.  57.2 by 97.8 cm.

LEON KOSSOFF Demolition of YMCA building, London, no. 2

LEON KOSSOFF
Demolition of YMCA building, London, no. 2
1970
Charcoal on paper
23 1/4 by 33 1/16 in.  59 by 84 cm.

LEON KOSSOFF A Street in Willesden no. 1

LEON KOSSOFF
A Street in Willesden no. 1
1982
Charcoal and pastel on paper
22 by 25 1/2 in.  56 by 64.8 cm.

LEON KOSSOFF Train by Night no. 1

LEON KOSSOFF
Train by Night no. 1
1990
Charcoal and pastel on paper
23 7/16 by 16 1/2 in.  59.5 by 41.9 cm.

LEON KOSSOFF Embankment Station and Hungerford Bridge

LEON KOSSOFF
Embankment Station and Hungerford Bridge
1993-94
Charcoal and pastel on paper
47 3/4 by 47 1/4 in.  121 by 120 cm.

LEON KOSSOFF King's Cross Stormy Day no. 1

LEON KOSSOFF
King's Cross Stormy Day no. 1
2004
Charcoal and pastel on paper
16 1/2 by 11 3/4 in.  41.8 by 29.7 cm.

LEON KOSSOFF Arnold Circus

LEON KOSSOFF
Arnold Circus
c. 2008-10
Charcoal and pastel on paper
25 5/8 by 19 3/4 in.  65 by 50 cm.

LEON KOSSOFF Arnold Circus

LEON KOSSOFF
Arnold Circus
c. 2008-10
Charcoal and pastel on paper
25 3/4 by 19 3/4 in.  65.3 by 50 cm.

LEON KOSSOFF Arnold Circus

LEON KOSSOFF
Arnold Circus
2012
Charcoal and pastel on paper
24 1/4 by 19 7/8 in.  61.5 by 50.5 cm.
 

LEON KOSSOFF Arnold Circus

LEON KOSSOFF
Arnold Circus
2012
Charcoal and pastel on paper
24 1/4 by 19 7/8 in.  61.5 by 50.5 cm.
 

Press Release

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce a major Leon Kossoff drawings retrospective on view at their Chelsea gallery November 5 - December 21, 2013.  The exhibition will include over 90 drawings, many rarely shown before, spanning six decades of work.  This will be the artist’s first drawing survey in the US.

The city of London has been Kossoff’s most significant subject.  From the rebuilding efforts post-World War II to the recent gentrification of its neighborhoods, Kossoff has created a pictorial timeline of the city’s evolution.  Schools, churches, swimming pools and streets teeming with pedestrians, “Leon Kossoff: London Landscapes” will present the full breadth of the artist’s deep engagement with the city.

The earliest drawing in the exhibition, “Railway Bridge Mornington Crescent,” 1952, depicts an austere London, its sky filled with smoke produced by the coal-fired power stations of the time.  By contrast, Kossoff’s more recent drawings of Arnold Circus, his childhood neighborhood, incorporate light, color and energetic gesture striking a more optimistic tone. 

In order to create an intimate dialogue between the viewer and the works, Mitchell-Innes & Nash will divide their space into three sections and install the drawings thematically making for a uniquely focused experience.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Andrea Rose, Director of Visual Arts, British Council, and curator of Kossoff’s exhibition at the 1995 Venice Biennale.

“Leon Kossoff: London Landscapes” was previously on view in London at Annely Juda Fine Art and in Paris at Galerie Lelong.  The exhibition will travel to L.A. Louver in Venice, CA early 2014.