The paintings, drawings and sculptural work of George Condo (*1957) offer a virtuosic examination of a wide range of art-historical idioms, which he transforms into his own visual language. He depicts grotesque, tragicomic and sometimes monstrous subjects with stylistic elements from seventeenth-century Venetian or Dutch painting, but also Cubism, Surrealism and Pop Art. The New York-based artist has been associated with the gallery for over three decades, having mounted one of the first solo exhibitions of his career at Galerie Monika Sprüth in 1984.
Pablo Picasso & Les Femmes d’Alger
Museum Berggruen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Through August 8, 2021
In the winter of 1954–55, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) realised a long-held desire. The 73-year-old painted a response to Eugène Delacroix’s famous work Women of Algiers, of which he produced two versions as a memento of his 1832 journey to North Africa.
Alongside paintings and works on paper from the Femmes d’Alger series, the exhibition will also feature works that inspired Picasso, as well as some that he himself inspired.