Curated by Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff, 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, the exhibition showcases Condo's considerable skills and inventive approach to painting that have influenced two generations of artists, including John Currin and Glenn Brown.
Incorporating sculpture as well painting, the exhibition offers a comprehensive survey of three decades of his art.
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