Psychedelic Ritual! A Look Inside Gary Card’s "HYSTERICAL" landscape in Phillips London


Bournemouth-born British illustrator and set designer, Gary Card, a creative talent has a reputation for psychedelic cartoon themed creation, with a list of well known collaborators, including Frank Ocean, Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons and an archival record with i-D, Vogue and The New York Times Style Magazine. This time he will be partnering with Phillips London, transforming London Berkeley Square Gallery into a ‘Gary in Wonderland’ with a creative landscape immersion, named after “HYSTERICAL”. 

GARY CARD Melissa Medusa, 2018 Image by Phillips’ London Gallery

The private selling exhibition will display a collected works from a list of contemporary artists, including Cindy Sherman, Kenny Scharf, Joyce Pensato, Harold Ancart, Erik Parker, Ugo Rondinone, Nicolas Party, Paul McCarthy and Andre Butzer. All the works will be focusing on the farcical and neurotic art form, blended into the comic themed backdrop perfectly. 

GARY CARD SMUDGE, 2019 Image by Phillips’ London Gallery

KENNY SCHARF Evilcute, 2019 Image by Phillips’ London Gallery

CINDY SHERMAN Untitled #426, 2004 Image by Phillips’ London Gallery

Visitors will be drawn into the darkly cartoon chaos when they step into the psychedelic landscape, offering an immersive sentiment ‘piece by piece’. According to the Philips’ Head of Private Sales, Miety Haiden’s statement, “ ...The set design is not just the scenery or the background — it is part of the narrative material that will enchant audiences and transport them to an alternate universe. Works will be presented in a new light, environment and context — ‘HYSTERICAL’ is an all-encompassing work of art.”

UGO RONDINONE Achterfebruarzweitausendundsiben, 2007 Image by Phillips’ London Gallery

The upcoming private selling exhibitions “HYSTERICAL” will open to the public from 18 July to August 2019, and all the contemporary artworks available for private sale including the ‘trippy’ Melissa Medusa, 2018.

HAROLD ANCART Untitled (Full Moon in the Deep Forest), 2015 Image by Phillips’ London Gallery

HYSTERICAL presented by Gary Card

Phillips’ London Gallery

30 Berkeley Square