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rsz_enoughis.jpg Enough Is Definitely Enough

Sixty contemporary artists have made new artworks in response to a postcard version of Velázquez’s masterpiece, Las Meninas for an exhibition at Pineapple Black in Middlesbrough.

‘Enough is Definitely Enough’ features a huge variety of different artistic responses to the Spanish painter’s masterpiece - arguably the most widely interpreted of all paintings. 

Art Historian, Daniel Arasse reflected many people's view that everything has already been said about Las Meninas -"what's the difference, enough is definitely enough!". The artists in the exhibition build upon previous interpretations by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Richard Hamilton, Francesco Goya and Eve Sussman. Artists have long been actively influenced by the centuries old painting by Velázquez; with their responses, in turn, offering influence back to Las Meninas to enable new readings. With these new artworks there is potential for new relationships with Velasquez's original painting to open up.

The show is open from 24 September and runs to 17 October 2020 with public opening hours 10am – 4pm, Thursday to Saturday. The exhibition launch is on Friday 18th September from 6-9pm.