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Collage artist John Stezaker curates this show themed around Van Dyck's last self-portrait, which is currently touring the country after being saved through an Art Fund campaign.

Van Dyck tour venues

  • Turner Contemporary, Margate

    24 January - 10 May 2015

  • Manchester Art Gallery

    21 May - 31 August 2015
  • National Portrait Gallery, London

    4 September 2015 - 3 January 2016
  • Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

    12 January - 24 April 2016
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    28 May - 4 September 2016
  • National Portrait Gallery, London, Autumn/winter 2016

  • Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

    Spring 2017
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

    Summer 2017
  • National Portrait Gallery, London

    Autumn/winter 2017

Van Dyck’s magnificent self-portrait was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 2014 after a joint public fundraising appeal with the Art Fund sought to stop its export to America. Part of the Art Fund grant is being used to support a tour of the painting, which has now arrived in Birmingham.

Here it provides the starting point for Stezaker's exploration into physical and metaphorical turning in portraiture. He has chosen works by Rembrandt, Rossetti, Picasso and Bomberg to further investigate this theme, as well as creating a series of new collages to add to the display.

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