Gilbert and George at Lehmann Maupin

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Gilbert and George at Lehamnn Maupin NYCGilbert and George, the London based art duo who have been working together since they met at St. Martin’s School of Art in London in 1967 present their latest series of works based on the daily tabloid headlines at the London news stands.  The works contain groupings of headlines featuring certain taglines such as “Sex Beast” and  “Girl”; Gilbert and George also add their trademark portraits along with closeups of indeterminate matter such as dust and bodily fluids to create cohesive montages which highlight their distinct combination of both pop and vulgarity.  The series London Pictures which contains 292 total pictures first debuted with 22 pictures in Jay Joplin’s new White Cube space in Hong Kong in  March.  The current show at Lehmann Maupin in Chelsea is part of a blockbuster grouping consisting of blitz of nine high end galleries around the world similar to Gagosian’s Damien Hirst Spot Painting blitz which occurred in eleven galleries earlier this year.

Gilbert and George London Pictures 2012 April 26 – June 23 at Lehmann Maupin

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