Set Designer Gary Card Turns Phillips London Gallery Into Wonderland This Summer

Renowned set designer and artist Gary Card collaborates with Phillips London to transform the auction house’s Berkeley Square gallery into an immersive landscape with a selling exhibition titled HYSTERICAL.

Gary Card’s creative wonderland is used as a backdrop to a selection of works available for private sale by contemporary artists including Erik Parker, Cindy Sherman, Kenny Scharf, Ugo Rondinone, Joyce Pensato, Harold Ancart, Nicolas Party, Andre Butzer, and Paul McCarthy.

Erik Parker. No Use in Cryin'.

Known for his unforgettable dreamlike scenes, Card has worked with major brands such as Nike, Hermès, Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons, to designing album covers for Paul McCartney and costumes for Lady Gaga. In parallel to building the environment, Card has created a new site-specific sculpture and a series of prints. Limited edition toys and collectables by Card are also available at a pop-up store at Phillips.

Gary Card said “I want the viewer to be thrown into a darkly comic world, part psychedelic fever dream, part saccharine cartoon chaos. Like finding a tarantula in a bunch of bananas these works capture something inherently sinister while appearing equally absurd and disarming.”

Here is a selection of works from HYSTERICAL:

Kenny Scharf. Evilcute.

Ugo Rondinone. Achterfebruarzweitausendundsieben.

Takashi Murakami. And Then x 6 (Gold & White: The Superflat Method)

HYSTERICAL selling exhibition
Auction house: Phillips London
Dates: 18 July - 21 August 2019
Venue: 30 Berkeley Square, London