Jonathan Yeo’s portrait of D-Day veteran Geoffrey Pattinson is one of twelve portraits commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales to pay tribute to some of the extraordinary men that played a role in the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944. All twelve of the veterans chosen for the commissions served in regiments with which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have a formal affiliation.
Over the last eighteen months ‘Jonathan Yeo Portraits’ has travelled the lengths of the country, from its opening at the National Portrait Gallery in London, to The Lowry in Salford, Greater Manchester, and finally to its close at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery. The mid-career retrospective achieved great critical acclaim and attracted over 290,000 visitors in total, with the paid exhibition at the Laing raising significant funds for the institution.
The tour involved many memorable events, most notably the publication of The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo and the BBC1 Culture Show special, which was filmed to coincide with the opening at the National Portrait Gallery. The final show at the Laing concluded with a visit from HRH Duchess of Cornwall, who was invited to see her portrait there for the first time.
The work of Jonathan Yeo was shown as part of HUMAN REPRODUCTION at Art Central Hong Kong, 14 - 16 March 2015
HUMAN REPRODUCTION is a collective presentation of limited edition artworks - selected by the artists – which debuted at Art Stage Singapore from 22 - 25 January 2015, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Due to popular demand HUMAN REPRODUCTION has been requested to showcase their work again as part of the Art Central fair in Hong Kong.
For this project Marc Quinn has collaborated with established and emerging artists, all of whom will have works on display. The artists are Taner Ceylan, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Zhang Huan, Henry Hudson, Gary Hume, Polly Morgan, Jason Shulman and Jonathan Yeo.