Coming up later in 2013  "Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits"  will show at The National Portrait Gallery in Londonand will include the recently purchased portrait of Malcolm  Morley. "Derek Boshier"  will also open at North Eastern University, Boston.

Derek Boshier is among the artists included in the exhibition "A Collection of Prominent Works" at Collectors Contemporary in Singapore from 16 August to 26th September, 2012. Derek's paintings Lee Harvey Oswald and Media News Daily are part of the gallery's collection. These words from the exhibition website ..."This exhibition will present important artworks in context. Exploring the meanings and narratives associated with rare or iconic pieces of art from the 1960s to the present day."

 

A selection of new and recent paintings up to August 2012 can be seen here. Derek has titled the group Paris France, Paris Texas, Paris Hilton 2011-2012 and is continuing to add to it.


 

Amongst the work completed in the last year, is a series of maquettes, also available as digital prints. Called News of The World, they use found objects to construct thematic totems. They can be seen here.



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A new suite of etchings has been published by Huguenot Editions, London and can be viewed online at their site. An exhibition entitled In Profile Derek Boshier a new suite of etchings with drawings from Urban Vex accompanied their publication.


The British Film Institute in London are showing Derek's 4 films LINK / CIRCLE / REEL and CHANGE on June 26th, 2012 at their theatre in Southbank. The fourth film " Change " 1973 ( 16 mm / b&w / 10 mins / sound ) was shot during his large installation " Change " at the Whitechapel Gallery, London in 1973. The film, when finished was abandoned and put into a film can , where it remained unopened for 38 years, until January 2012, when it was rediscovered and new prints were made.

ainaDerek's self titled show at Steven Wolf in San Francisco was reviewed in their December 2011 issue by Melissa Feldman for Art in America and can be read online here.

An Englishman in LA (Mr. Boshier) is a song and a CD by Clem Crosby and Jonathan and David Stephenson for their forthcoming album Robert Fraser's Groovy Arts Club Band.

Derek Boshier conducted a drawing workshop at Tate Modern, London in January 2012, as part of the series Re Imaging The Line. The session was recorded for the Tate Archive.

The National Portrait Gallery, London has acquired Portrait of The Artist Malcolm Morley by Derek Boshier, oil on canvas, painted in 1980. The NPG entry can be viewed here.






Derek has recently completed a group of paintings called The Dark Web Series which can be seen here.

A selection of Drawings From Film, a new and ongoing series, can be seen here.




AMMO in New Orleans will show "Derek Boshier : Extreme Makeover" from May 16 to June 17, 2009, at 938 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jancar Gallery is showing "Derek Boshier: Paintings and Drawings of the 1980's" at their new location in Los Angeles' Chinatown at 961 Chung King Road from March 7, to the 28th, 2009.  "Untitled" a gouache from 1982 is in the exhibition (right).


New Paintings/Chemical Culture Series, will be shown at Flowers Central, 21 Cork Street, London W1, from October 18th to November 15th, 2008. These paintings and drawings made over the last year address various aspects of our society's dependence on chemical stimuli. The series can be seen here. The show will also inaugurate the newly renovated gallery. Flowers' site exhibition click here.




Ken Russell, writing in his column in The Times (London), cites Derek's film "Link" (1970), as a standout at The Institute of Contemporary Art in London where it is being shown as part of The Secret Masterpieces of Cinema series which opened May 2, 2008. To read the article click here. It was recently shown at The Tate Modern, earlier in 2008.


"Extreme Makeover" opened at Flowers, 1000 Madison Avenue, New York on May 9th, 2008. The exhibition comprises a series of altered photographs with mixed media, and will continue until June 14th, 2008. The entire exhibition can be sampled at the Flowers website.

Early 2008 and Derek has begun work on a series of large canvases on the subject of Drugs. The cowboy character that appeared in so many of his Texas paintings has been re-invented in these. They will be shown in London later this year at Flowers Central, on Cork Street, W1. A detail of "Cocaine Cowboy" is shown on the left.

Derek is an accomplished teacher and lecturer and is currently teaching, Spring of 2008, at Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena. Derek has been a member of the Visiting Faculty at UCLA's Department of Art since 2004.

Winter 2007-8 and Derek was one of several artists invited to a reception at the Prime Minister's official residence at 10 Downing Street, London, to celebrate publication of The Government Art Collection Catalogue of the collection, an endeavor of The United Kingdom's Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The Prime Minister and the Minister for Culture were in attendance.




In 2007 Derek was made Honorary Member of The London Institute of Pataphysics. Alfred Jarry and his milieu has long been a subject for Derek, most recently in the "Magazine" paintings.

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Bulletin of The London Institute of Pataphysics







In 2007 Derek was interviewed for The British Library's "Artists Lives" to be included as part of the National Life Story Collection Sound Archives.

Derek Boshier's paintings from the early 60s were featured prominently in "British Pop" a comprehensive survey of the period at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. The exhibition closed February 13th, 2006. Galerie du Centre in Paris has assembled this document to commemorate it.

In 2005 BBC 2 aired "Groovy Galleries" the first episode in their series Art & The 60s, made to accompany Tate Britain's Show which featured Derek's work. Derek is interviewed in the show, amongst others. The documentary's webpage can be viewed here.