July - August 2007
Sandy Nairne is director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, and is former director of programmes at the Tate. As a curator he has undertaken many international projects including, with Nicholas Serota, American Realities at the Whitney Museum of American Art and British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. As a writer and associate producer, he created State of the Art for Channel 4 Television in 1987 and wrote the accompanying book. His other publications include The Portrait Now with Sarah Howgate (London, 2006) and Thinking About Exhibitions, co-edited with Bruce Ferguson and Reesa Greenberg (New York, 1996). His Clark project is an analysis of the theft and recovery of stolen art within considerations of value, drawing upon his work of over eight years on the return of the two late paintings by J.M.W.Turner, taken from the Tate in 1994.