Gilbert & George: London Pictures. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

Gilbert & George: London Pictures is the first gallery exhibition of the British artist duo Gilbert & George in New York since 2004. London Pictures is presented by the galleries Lehmann Maupin and Sonnabend at both Lehmann Maupin locations in Chelsea and Chrystie Street, and at Sonnabend Gallery in Chelsea. The exhibition is on view until June 23, 2012 and presents monumental pictures that take their names from newspaper posters, with titles such as “ARRESTED”, “ATTACKED STRAIGHT”, “BOMB”, “LOVER”, “MISSING”, “SUICIDE”. London has always been a great inspiration for Gilbert & George, and the 292 new London Pictures enable the city to speak for itself, in the language of 3712 newspaper posters.

Gilbert & George: London Pictures. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 540 West 26th Street, New York City. Opening reception, April 26, 2012. Video by Shimon Azulay.

For an introduction to the work of Gilbert & George see also our two part video covering Gilbert & George’s retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum in 2008. In the two part documentary, Coordinating Curator Judy Kim talks about the concept of the show at the Brooklyn Museum, the works on display, Gilbert & George’s beginnings, the technical aspects of their work, and their influence on a younger generation of artists:

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