Lehmann Maupin Gallery has announced an upcoming book signing and exhibition for Gilbert & George London PICTURES. The signing is April 28, and the exhibition runs through June 23.
Gilbert & George
LONDON PICTURES Book Signing
28 April, 1 - 3 PM
Lehmann Maupin, 540 W. 26th Street, New York
Meet Gilbert & George on 28 April at Lehmann Maupin's Chelsea location. The artists will be available to sign their latest publication, LONDON PICTURES. This new body of work is comprised of 292 pictures from 3712 newspaper posters, stolen/retrieved, one by one by the artists themselves for more than 6 years, and then sorted and classified by them according to subject. As a whole, these pictures portray the sorrow and humanity of western city life.The first 100 attendees will receive a free copy of LONDON PICTURES.
Also, Thursday 26 April, 6 - 8PM is the opening of LONDON PICTURES at Lehmann Maupin's Chelsea and Lower East Side locations and Sonnabend Gallery.
Gilbert & George
LONDON PICTURES Exhibition
26 April - 23 June 2012
540 W. 26th Street & 201 Chrystie Street, New York
For their first gallery exhibition in New York since THE PERVERSIVE PICTURES, 2004, Lehmann Maupin presents LONDON PICTURES. These monumental pictures with titles such as “ARRESTED”, “ATTACKED STRAIGHT”, “BOMB”, “LOVER”, “MISSING”, “SUICIDE”, take their names from newspaper posters and as a whole, portray the sorrow and humanity of western city life. Brooding and violent, at times absurd and at others disquieting, the LONDON PICTURES reveal what might be termed the nervous system of quotidian contemporary society: the impulses, outbursts, sorrows, hopes, temper and desires of daily urban life. The exhibition will be presented in partnership with Sonnabend Gallery who will hold a concurrent exhibition of works from the LONDON PICTURES series.