Martin Gayford, the art critic of Bloomberg News and author, visited the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna at the end of February to promote the upcoming Lucian Freud exhibition and his book Man with a Blue Scarf (German title: Mann mit blauem Schal).
His visit to Vienna also enabled him to catch up with his German publisher, Piet Meyer Verlag, and unveiled insider information about the contemporary painter Lucian Freud who died last summer.
“The other reason for coming to Vienna was that there is an upcoming Freud exhibition in autumn of next year which is also going to Madrid,” explained Martin Gayford.
Read a part of my interview with Martin Gayford and find out what he told Watch Fine Arts London about his book and his visit to Vienna:
Will it be the same exhibition as the one currently shown in the National Portrait Gallery in London?
“No, it is a completely different one but it is going to be the first Freud exhibition in Austria and will be shown in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Afterwards it will travel to the El Prado in Madrid,” said Martin Gayford.
The Kunsthistorisches Museum has announced a new programme of modern and contemporary art exhibitions from 2012 onwards. From 2013 there will be an exhibition of an renowned modern or contemporary artist each year; Lucian Freud is to be the first subject of the new solo artist programme.
Additionally, the museum in Vienna offers public talks. For any information about the programme contact the Department of Communication & Marketing at the Kunsthistorisches Museum under + 43 1 525 24 4021 or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Gayford’s latest books are also available in other languages. The Freud book is also available in German, Dutch and French and the David Hockney book is translated into Spanish, French.