Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present a virtual conversation between Matthew Higgs, Director and Chief Curator of White Columns, and British artist Billy Childish, whose multi-disciplinary practice and creative process are the subject of a residency at the gallery’s new space in London (October 5–25). Higgs notably curated Childish’s first solo exhibition with Lehmann Maupin I Am the Billy Childish in 2011.
Coinciding with Frieze Week in London, this conversation will explore Childish’s decades-long career as he approaches a new series of paintings, inspired by a book of intimate autobiographical photographs—billy childish, photography 1974–2020 (BC Studio Editions, 2020). The photobook will be released in conjunction with the residency.
To visit Childish during his residency and explore Lehmann Maupin’s inaugural presentation at Cromwell Place, please schedule an appointment online here or contact our London team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Billy Childish in his studio. Photo by Rikard Osterlund