George Condo b. 1957

Works
  • George Condo, Scattered Figures, 2017
    George Condo
    Scattered Figures, 2017
    Oil and colored pencil on linen
    44 x 48 inches
    Signed and dated Condo 3/2017
  • George Condo, Circus Figure, 2014
    George Condo
    Circus Figure, 2014
    Mixed media on canvas
    52 1/2 x 43 1/2 ins
    133.35 x 110.49 cm
    Signed and dated
  • George Condo, Expression, 2015
    George Condo
    Expression, 2015
    Oil on linen
    78 x 74 ins
    198.12 x 187.96 cm
  • George Condo, Girl with Ponytail, 2011
    George Condo
    Girl with Ponytail, 2011
    Oil on canvas
    48 x 48 ins
    121.92 x 121.92 cm
    Signed on verso
  • George Condo, Lion Man, 2012
    George Condo
    Lion Man, 2012
    Acrylic, charcoal and pastel on linen
    70 x 65 ins
    177.8 x 165.1 cm
  • George Condo, Looking Outwards, 2017
    George Condo
    Looking Outwards, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    64 x 58 ins
    162.56 x 147.32 cm
  • George Condo, Two Heads Are Better than One, 2018
    George Condo
    Two Heads Are Better than One, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    64 x 58 ins
    162.56 x 147.32 cm
  • George Condo, Two People Looking at Each Other, 2016
    George Condo
    Two People Looking at Each Other, 2016
    Acrylic and oil pigment stick on paper
    84 x 82 ins
    213.36 x 208.28 cm
    Signed and dated 'Condo 2016' on the upper left hand side
  • George Condo, Untitled, 2013
    George Condo
    Untitled, 2013
    Acrylic, charcoal and pastel on linen
    68 x 70 inches
    71 1/4 x 73 1/4 inches Framed
    Signed and dated 'Condo 6/2013' upper left
  • George Condo, Untitled, 2018
    George Condo
    Untitled, 2018
    Pastel and graphite on paper
    30 x 22 5/8 ins
    76.2 x 57.78 cm
    Signed and dated 'Condo Aug 2018' (upper left)
  • George Condo, Untitled (Artist and Muse), 2015
    George Condo
    Untitled (Artist and Muse), 2015
    Acrylic and gold paint on canvas
    58 x 65 inches
    59 1/2 x 66 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches Framed
Biography

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George Condo studied art and music theory at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell for two years before moving to Boston, where he worked in a silkscreen shop and played for the band The Girls. Condo met Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1979 when The Girls opened for Basquiat's band, Gray, in New York City. Condo quickly moved to New York to pursue his dream of being an artist after this encounter. Basquiat introduced Condo to Keith Haring, with whom he became lifelong friends until Haring's death in 1990. Condo created some of his best work while painting in Haring's studio.

 

Condo, Basquiat and Haring were vital in reviving painting of the end of the 20th century. In the early 1980s, Condo worked in Andy Warhol's silkscreening studio and participated in various public exhibitions in New York. He briefly moved to Los Angeles in 1983, where he was given his first solo show. Following his first trip to Europe, Condo moved to Cologne and was given his first solo exhibition in Europe in 1984. From 1985 to 1995, he spent his time traveling between Paris and New York. Condo has termed his work "physiological cubism," and describes his approach as exploiting "imperfections-the private, off-moments or unseen aspects of humanity." His Contemporary Surrealist breakdown of the human form and exaggerated features borders on the line of the Grotesque.

 

Condo has been commissioned for book covers by various authors, as well as for album covers, T-shirts and purses. Condo's work is featured in the permanent collections of the MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and the Broad Foundation, Los Angeles.

 

Related Categories: East Village Art, Graffiti/Street Art, Modernizing of Traditional Technique, Contemporary Grotesque, Contemporary Surrealistic, Grotesque, United States, The Fantastic, Painting, Drawing.