Picasso and Condo portraits on show in HKHong Kong | Jan 12, 2018 21:57
The display by Sotheby's at its gallery will also include a selection of major Picasso paintings loaned by collectors in the region.
Portraiture is critical in the oeuvre of both artists. 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 A century later, George Condo continues to revolutionise portrait painting by mining art historical references ranging from the Old Masters to the early Modernists such as Picasso, recontextualising the preceding works to produce his highly distinctive vision.