Lehmann Maupin opens expansive solo exhibition of recent pictures by Gilbert & George

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Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce The Beard Pictures, an expansive solo exhibition of recent pictures by Gilbert & George. In honor of the 50th anniversary of when the British artists first met, 35 monumental pictures will be on view at both of the gallery’s New York locations in Chelsea and downtown Manhattan. The Beard Pictures exemplifies Gilbert & George’s commitment to “Living Sculpture,” or an inseparable association between the world and their art practice. The pictures respond to the shifting demographics of our time, befitting the artists’ proclamation of “Art for All.” Viewers should not mistake this mandate for a democratic approach to art as a pleasantry. Taboos, fetishes, political upheaval, and the functions of the human body are some of the great unifiers of humanity, and Gilbert & George have long offered scathing and unsanitized

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