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.
Derek'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.
A selection of Drawings From Film, a new and ongoing series, can
be seen here.
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).
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.
Cover page of a recent
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.