Geroge Condo

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George Condo (1957, USA) is a multidisciplinary plastic artist who began exhibiting his work in the early 1980s in East Village galleries in New York . At that time, he worked at Andy Warhol's legendary Factory and collaborated with artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and William S. Burroughs, the latter with whom he worked collectively for many years.

 

In his paintings, Geroge Condo shows influence of key-stone artists as Picasso, Velázquez, Matisse and Twombly. He is an artist with a vast knowledge of the history of art, from which he collects multiple references that combine with his obsessive interest in exploring the sinuousness of the human psyche. Everything is organically incorporated into his own language that he has called Psychological Cubism.

 

In addition to producing sculpture, painting, graphic work, and drawing, Condo is known for his cover designs for books and albums such as Jack Kerouac's Book of Sketches, and the album Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

 

Condo has had exhibitions in the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Musee Maillol in Paris, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden, Germany. He is currently still active and resides in New York.

Untitled (blue), 1989

Pastel on paper

76 1/2 x 35 3/4 inches

Untitled, 1989

Pastel on paper

86 x 35-7/8 inches

Untitled (red & white), 1989

Pastel on paper

76 1/2 x 35 3/4 inches