“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 A century later, George Condo continues to revolutionize portrait painting by mining art historical references ranging from the Old Masters to the early Modernists such as Picasso, re-contextualizing the preceding works to produce his highly distinctive vision.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.
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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.