S|2 London is delighted to present Henry Hudson’s most recent and ambitious body of work in his largest solo exhibition to date. The series is a modern day interpretation of William Hogarth’s 18th century narrative A Rake’s Progress, and includes large scale plasticine paintings, original drawings and smaller studies, each depicting the various stages of the protagonist’s life and decline. The exhibition is saturated with contemporary cultural references, satirising the absurdity of modern life, from political issues to social stereotypes and the contemporary art world.
Plate 6, The After Party, varnished plasticine on board, 2014
S|2 is Sotheby’s Contemporary art gallery, offering year-round exhibition programming and bespoke private sales.
With dedicated gallery space in New York, London and Hong Kong, S|2 presents selling exhibitions exploring the work of celebrated artists, such as BANKSY, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Yayoi Kusama, and Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, as well as shows curated by influential art world figures like Vito Schnabel.
In addition to gallery programming, the S|2 team facilitates private acquisitions and sales around the world. Learn more at www.sothebys.com/S2.