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Listen: John Currin in conversation

The New York-based artist in conversation with the with Letizia Treves of the National Gallery, London

John Currin (b/ 1962, lives and works in New York) draws upon a broad rang of cultural influences that include Renaissance oil paintings, 1950s women's magazine advertisments and contemporary politics. His work is represented in major institutional collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Tate Collection, London and Centre Pompidou, Paris. 

Letizia Treves joined the National Gallery as Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of Italian and Spanish Paintings 1600-1800 in April 2013. Previously she worked at Sotheby's in London where she was Senior Director in the Old Master Paintings Department and their worldwide expert in Italian Paintings. 

Participants:
John Currin (artist)
Letizia Treves (National Gallery as Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of Italian and Spanish Paintings 1600-1800)

Frieze Masters includes a programme of talks in which major artists, critics and curators discuss the relationships between contemporary and historical art. Frieze Masters Talks is programmed by Jennifer Higgie (co-editor frieze & editor Frieze Masters magazine) and Jasper Sharp (Adjunct Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna). 

Frieze Masters Talks are supported by Gucci, Associate Sponsor of the fair and sponsor of the Talks this year.