Freud’s 4pm Session: Freud’s Coat & other stories

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The Freud Museum London

10 April 2024

Time: 16:00

Price: Free with admission


Freud’s 4pm Session: Freud’s Coat & other stories.

Coldwell is an artist who has frequently used museums and collections as starting points for new work. Throughout 2016 he researched in the Freud museums in London and Vienna to produce a body of new artworks that were exhibited in both venues. The migration of Sigmund Freud from Vienna to London in 1938 became the central focus of this project and work included a life size print, made with the assistance of the National Gallery in London, using x-rays of the coat Freud wore for his migration. The illustrated talk will provide a background to this work and how through working within a collection, new readings can be articulated.


Paul Coldwell is Professor of Fine Art at the University of the Arts London. He has a broad fine art practice including print, sculpture & installation and has exhibited widely both in UK and abroad. His work is included in numerous public collections, including Tate, V&A, British Museum, the Arts Council of England, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva and MoMA (New York). Recent solo exhibitions include A Still Life –In conversation with Gorgio Morandi at the Estorick Collection. In addition, he is a member of the editorial board of Print Quarterly and has curated a number of exhibitions including Digital Responses, (V&A 2001), Morandi’s Legacy; Influences on British Art (Estorick Collection London 2006) and The Artists Folio, (Cartwright Hall, Bradford 2014). His book Printmaking; A Contemporary Perspective was published by Black Dog Publishing in 2010 and Picturing the Invisible, co-edited with Professor Ruth Morgan was published by UCL Press in Jan 2022. He is currently writing a new book on encounters with key woodcut prints, to be published by Pequin in 2025.

Tickets include admission to the Museum. The event is free for Freud Museum Members and Patrons. The event will be held on the first floor of the Museum during regular opening hours. Unfortunately the Freud Museum does not have step-free access at this time. Advance booking is highly recommended as capacity is limited.

Concessions/Members/Patrons: Please show proof of eligibility/membership card on arrival.


The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Freud Museum London, which receives no regular public income.

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