CULTURE

National Gallery hosts ‘Over the Limit’ art show

While the National Gallery hopes to bring the Armani retrospective, which traces the development of fashion to Athens, Zacharias Portalakis is experimenting with «Over the Limit,» an exhibition of paintings by two contemporary American artists. The works, which are from his collection, show the development of each artist. The large black-and-white works, which combine print and painting, and the black-and-white photographs are by Christopher Wool (born 1955). In complete contrast are the works flooded with color by George Condo (born 1957). His anthropocentric, discursive paintings combine elements from the American tradition – which he has in common with Wool – and references to Renaissance painting and masters from Velasquez to Picasso. Among those present at the opening were National Gallery President Panayiotis Tetsis, sculptor Theodoros, and Thomas Countryman from the American Embassy. At 8 Pesmazoglou, 8th floor, till July 30.