‘Face-Off: Picasso/Condo’ at Sotheby’s, Hong Kong | BLOUIN ARTINFO
Louise Blouin Media
Louise Blouin Media, Inc.
88 Laight Street
10013
New York
Blouin Artinfo

Subscriber login

Articles Remaining

Get access to this story, and every story on any device with our Basic Digital subscription.

Subscribe for only $3.99 Log in


‘Face-Off: Picasso/Condo’ at Sotheby’s, Hong Kong

Left: "L'homme à la pipe (Man with a Pipe)," 1968, Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973, Spain). Oil on canvas, 130 x 97 cm.Estate of Pablo Picasso and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Right: "Princess," 2008, George Condo (1957, USA). Oil on canvas, 101.5 x 92 cm. Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
(Courtesy: Sotheby's )

Sotheby’s, Hong Kong will host “Face-Off: Picasso/Condo,” a selling exhibition of portrait works by Pablo Picasso and George Condo.

“Face-Off: Picasso/Condo” will comprise psychologically-charged paintings by these two prodigious artists, and will also include a selection of major Picasso paintings lent by collectors in the region. In the early 20th century, Picasso pioneered new ways of using portraits to convey the emotional dramas of his subjects. His creative impulses, seen in many different styles and movements, radically transformed the realm of portraiture and the development of modern art. A century later, George Condo continues to revolutionize portrait painting by mining art historical references ranging from the Old Masters to the early Modernists such as Picasso, re-contextualizing the preceding works to produce his highly distinctive vision. By placing portrait paintings from two distinctly different periods side by side, the exhibition will examine the creative processes of Picasso and Condo while celebrating the dialogue between their works.

The selling exhibition will be on view from March 16 through March 31, 2018 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong gallery, located in 5/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong.

For more information, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide-venues/289833/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.