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Samuel Beckett Salon
Fri 14 October 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
In the process of developing his exhibition The Middle,Tom Ellis has discovered unexpected parallels with Samuel Beckett – a writer who was fascinated by the unresolved and open-ended possibilities of artistic endeavour. This event will explore the connections between Samuel Beckett, Tom Ellis and our collection. Beckett visited the Wallace Collection in 1935 and shared an admiration for our Dutch paintings in his notebooks on visual art. Both Ellis and Beckett adopted such paintings as templates for observing life and the outside world, and we will explore the reflections to these images within their practice.