• Leon Kossoff

    Anthony D'Offay

    Leon Kossoff’s first solo show in London since 1984 trod some familiar territory: there were images of friends sitting, resting, and sleeping, and observations of the Kilburn area of northwest London, where Kossoff lives. Familiarity, though, was no cause for disappointment, since it is precisely this insistent reworking of subject matter that marks the vitality of Kossoff’s art.

    Included in the show were a number of studies of Christchurch, Nicholas Hawks-moor’s impressive Baroque structure opposite Spitalfields market in East London. Kossoff grew up in this area, and although he has been aware

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