Turner Contemporary Announces New Limited Edition Print by Lisa Brice

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This December, Turner Contemporary launches a limited edition print, Untitled, 2023 by leading artist Lisa Brice, produced with Counter Editions, Margate.

Lisa Brice is one of the foremost figurative painters who challenges traditional representations of women in Western art history. Through her practice, she reclaims the female nude from the disempowering male gaze that has historically rendered women as passive objects of desire. Brice’s work, which includes both individual and group portraits set in studios and bars, liberates women from the confines of being merely models and muses, presenting them in a new light that defies conventional roles. The figures, often depicted in her signature cobalt blue, share their spaces with feline companions, a nod to Édouard Manet’s Olympia (1863) and its enigmatic hissing black cat.

Lisa Brice’s exclusive edition for Turner Contemporary is an intimate rendering of a single female figure and a cat. The feline companion sits perched atop a post, its presence a gentle testament to companionship, alongside the portrait of a woman who gazes out with a serene expression.  

To purchase the Lisa Brice Turner Contemporary Editions print, head to our  online shop.

Prices from £1,200.

Prices may increase without prior notice.

Available to purchase in 10 interest free instalments via Own Art. Please contact us at shop@turnercontemporary.org and provide us with your full name, email address and phone number, and a member of the team will be in contact.

You will be able to choose between free click & collect or express delivery within the UK.

Please get in contact with us at shop@turnercontemporary.org for framing, European and International order delivery.

About Lisa Brice:

Lisa Brice studied at Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town and settled in London following a residency at Gasworks in 1998. She has spent extended periods working in Trinidad where she participated in a workshop in Grande Riviere in 1999 and a residency in Port of Spain in 2000 with fellow artists Chris Ofili, Peter Doig and Emheyo Bahabba (Embah). In 2020, she presented a major solo exhibition, Smoke and Mirrors, at KM21, The Hague, which was followed by her inclusion in the group exhibition Mixing It Up: Painting Today at the Hayward Gallery, London in 2021. She has presented further solo exhibitions at UK museums and public institutions including the Charleston Trust, Lewes (2021) and Tate Britain, London (2018). 

Brice’s work has also been featured in important group exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2022); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2022); Camden Art Centre, London (2016); and South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2016). Her paintings are found in major public collections including Tate, London; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.; Johannesburg Art Gallery; South African National Gallery, Cape Town; and X Museum, Beijing. Brice’s work is currently on view in Capturing The Moment at Tate Modern, London until 28 January 2024. Lisa Brice is represented by Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Sadie Coles HQ and Goodman Gallery.

About Turner Contemporary and Turner Contemporary Editions:

Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading art galleries. Our free year-round exhibition and learning programmes celebrate the art of the past and present in all its complexity and diversity. The gallery’s emphasis is on supporting artists at pivotal moments in their careers and championing the energy of the wider artistic community in Margate. We play a leading role in advocating for the importance of curiosity, critical thinking, and creative learning. Our pioneering learning programme works with thousands of children, young people and adults every year.

Located in one of the UK’s most deprived districts, we are committed to inspiring through art and developing social as well as economic impacts that help tackle local challenges. Positioning ourselves as a cultural anchor, we foster relationships and build networks between artists, art professionals, and organisations looking to increase co-production opportunities and champion a more creative and connected community. We are widely recognised as an essential catalyst for the regeneration of East Kent and have a strong track record of driving positive impact through the arts. Margate, our home, has fast become one of the most exciting creative hubs in the UK with a growing art scene.

Turner Contemporary Editions launched in 2022 in partnership with Counter Editions, to offer limited-edition prints by leading contemporary artists. The initiative will sustain the gallery’s work by enabling us to continue offering free access to art and culture, promote wellbeing, encourage debate, inspire new ways of thinking by offering creative learning to our communities.

About Counter Editions:

Founded in 2000 Counter Editions commissions and produces prints and multiples by leading international contemporary artists, including Tracey Emin, Chris Ofili, Howard Hodgkin, Rachel Whiteread, Frank Bowling, Anthea Hamilton, Martin Creed and many more. They collaborate closely with the artist to produce exclusive editions in different mediums including screen print, photography, etching, fine art lithography, collage and bronze.

Since the inception of Counter Editions they have become the UK’s leading website for buying contemporary art. On the strength of its history and artist collaborations, Counter Editions was chosen to produce the official prints of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They have successfully raised funds for Save the Children’s 100th Anniversary and their next project will to celebrate Greenpeace’s 50th Anniversary.

Counter Editions has worked with over 70 leading artists, including five Turner Prize winners and have collaborated with major institutions such as the Serpentine Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London and the New Museum in New York. They have co-published editions with the Tate galleries, while their editions have been purchased by numerous international collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Kunstmuseum Zurich, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the British Council, London.

Lisa Brice, Untitled,2023. Courtesy Turner Contemporary. Image courtesy of the artist. Artist in studio image credits: Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, London • Paris • Salzburg • Seoul. © Lisa Brice. Photo: Adam Davies. TC Edition image credit: ⁠Beth Saunders.