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George Condo "Mental States" @ Hayward Gallery, LondonJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011
George Condo, who has been the subject of great retrospectives over the past 18 months, will open his first retrospective in London today, October 18. Mental States will be housed at Hayward Gallery through January 8, 2012, focusing on Condo's "imaginary portraits," the absurd and distorted portraits he has become famous for. Wonder if Kanye is going to the opening?
Here is Hayward Gallery's release on the Mental States exhibition:
This is the first major retrospective of the American artist George Condo. Since his emergence in New York's East Village in the early 1980s, George Condo has developed a provocative body of work that, for all its outlandish humour and outrageousness, is deeply engaged with the memory of European and American traditions of painting. Focusing on his 'imaginary portraits', which conjure varied mental states with a mixture of comic absurdity and the heart-rending pathos, and incorporating sculpture as well painting, the exhibition offers a comprehensive survey of three decades of his art.
October 18—January 8, 2012
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