Imaginary Portraits: Prince Igor
On the occasion of Borodin's Prince Igor
David Adjaye, Kristin Baker, John Baldessari, Thom Browne, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Francesco Clemente, Peter Doig, Rachel Feinstein, Ryan Johnson, Ragnar Kjartansson, Alex Katz, Thomas Lawson, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Peter Saul, Peter Schjeldahl, Peter Schlesinger, Dana Schutz, Dasha Shishkin, Sophie von Hellermann, Charline von Heyl, Michael Williams
January 15, 2014 – May 10, 2014
More than 20 artists have created original works for Imaginary Portraits: Prince Igor, the largest exhibition in Gallery Met history. The roster includes many of the most prominent artists of two generations—as well as some surprises. Each one has created a portrait of the 12th-century Russian warlord Prince Igor, the subject of Borodin’s opera of the same name, who made a significant impact on medieval Russian history but left behind no definitive visual record.