New York-based John Currin whose work draws upon a broad range of cultural influences that include Renaissance oil paintings was in conversation with Letizia Treves of the National Gallery, London.
John Currin (b. 1962, lives and works in New York) draws upon a broad range of cultural influences that include Renaissance oil paintings, 1950s women's magazine advertisements 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 a Senior Director in the Old Master Paintings Department and their worldwide expert in Italian Paintings.