To Hope, To Tremble, To Live
27 Oct 2012 - 03 Feb 2013
Modern and Contemporary Works from the David Roberts Collection
Acquired from the mid-90s onwards, the David Roberts Collection – comprising 1800 works by 750 British and international artists – is one of the UK’s most significant private collections of modern and contemporary art.
To Hope, To Tremble, To Live: Modern and Contemporary Works from the David Roberts Collection was the first time that highlights from the Collection were exhibited in a public gallery, selections having previously been displayed at the David Roberts Art Foundation premises in central London.
Work by Huma Bhabha, Louise Bourgeois, Tony Cragg, Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Mark Manders, Eduardo Paolozzi, Marc Quinn, Man Ray, John Stezaker, Andy Warhol and Rebecca Warren were among over 30 works selected for diaply.
This exhibition examined ways in which modern and contemporary artists represent the human body in various media to explore psychological and emotional life. The human head was a particular motif of the exhibition, which had resonance with The Hepworth Wakefield’s collection display Post-War British Sculpture and Painting.