Maggi has been a renowned LGBTQI figure on the art scene since the 1960s
BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY MARLBOROUGH/MAGGI HAMBLING
Calling all New Yorkers! Taking place at Marlborough on West 25th Street, Maggi Hambling makes her exhibition debut in New York with Real Time. Having opened on 10 March 2022, the show runs until 30 April. Maggi is a celebrated LGBTQI figure in the field of art, so this isn’t one to miss.
A prominent and controversial figure in the UK for upwards of 50 years, Maggi is presenting her work from the last decade. Her paintings are deeply political, with the latest editions forming figures of speech. Her most recent works, Edge, were constructed on tall canvases reminiscent of Chinese ink scrolls, portraying mountains and polar wastes. It’s the perfect way to embrace nature amidst the concrete jungle of New York City.
Maggi has been at the forefront of the British art scene for decades. Studying at Benton End, Suffolk in the 1960s – a famous art school run by Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett Haines – alongside Ipswich School of Art, Camberwell School of Art and the Slade. In the last 10 years, she has exhibited at CAFA Art Museum, The British Museum, The National Gallery and The State Hermitage Museum. She is famous for paintings A Conversation with Oscar Wilde (1998) and A Sculpture for Mary Wollstonecraft (2020), displaying at Charing Cross and Newington Green, London respectively.
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