The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

This focused exhibition of works by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977) was the second in the series of three successive exhibitions curated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hilton Als. Selected by Als in collaboration with Yiadom-Boakye and the Center, this display highlighted recent paintings by the London-based artist, focusing on her portrait-like studies of characters drawn from the world of fiction, found images, and imagination. The exhibition also traveled to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, California.

Exhibition brochure

Download an illustrated booklet, including descriptive text, an artist biography, and a list of works on display that accompanied this exhibition.


The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye was organized by the Yale Center for British Art and curated by Hilton Als, staff writer and theater critic for the New Yorker, in collaboration with Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Matthew Hargraves, Chief Curator of Art Collections at the Center.

View works from the collection included in this exhibition here.

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The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye installation, Yale Center for British Art, photo by Richard Caspole, © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York