George Condo

  • The Last Man Standing, 2017
    Oil, graphite and pigment stick on linen
    203,2 x 190,5 cm
    80 x 75 inches
  • The Investigation, 2017
    Oil and pigment stick on linen, in three parts
    254 x 609,6 cm
    100 x 240 inches
  • Collusion, 2017
    Oil and pigment stick on linen, in three parts
    208,3 x 609,6 cm
    82 x 240 inches
  • Back Channel, 2016-2017
    Oil, pigment stick and silver metallic paint on canvas
    213,4 x 208,3 cm
    84 x 82 inches
  • Self Portrait on the Streets of Paris, 1989
    Oil on canvas
    195,1 x 160,2 x 3 cm
    76 3/4 x 63 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches
  • Les quatre femmes, 1989
    Oil and collage on canvas
    206,8 x 256,5 x 7,5 cm (framed)
    81 3/8 x 101 x 3 inches (framed)
  • Blue African Mastranis, 1987
    Oil on canvas
    220,2 x 198,8 x 3,5 cm
    86 3/4 x 78 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches
  • Inside the West Wing, 2017
    Oil and graphite on linen
    198,1 x 233,7 cm
    78 x 92 inches
  • Electric ballerina, 1989
    Bronze
    195 x 60 x 55 cm
    76 3/4 x 23 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches
  • When the Elephant Says No..., 1986
    Oil on canvas
    206 x 318,2 x 3,5 cm
    81 1/8 x 125 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches
  • Standing Form with Fragmented Head, 2017
    Bronze
    181,6 x 75,6 x 74,9 cm
    71 1/2 x 29 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches

George Condo was born in Concord, New Hampshire in 1957. He studied Art History and Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. He has occupied a prominent position in the art world for close to three decades. Condo’s art can be viewed as a multi-layered experience incorporating art historical references ranging from European classicism to American contemporary culture, often combining elements of each to achieve a unique vision informed by all its sources. In his New Yorker profile on the artist, Calvin Tomkins observed that “instead of borrowing images or styles, [Condo] used the language of his predecessors, their methods and techniques, and applied them to subjects they would never have painted.”

Speaking of Condo’s influence on the generations that have followed him, Laura Hoptman, curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art stated, “George opened the door for artists to use the history of painting in a way that was not appropriation.” Condo’s work was recently the feature of a museum-wide exhibition, ‘Confrontation’, at the Berggruen Museum, Berlin. The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. opened a major survey of drawings and “drawing paintings” titled ‘The Way I Think’ (March 11–June 25, 2017). The exhibition travels to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk in 2017-18.


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  • 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, 'May You Live In Interesting Times', curated by Ralph Rugoff

    Ryoji Ikeda and George Condo are included in the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, May You Live in Interesting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff.
    May 11 - November 24, 2019

    The title of the exhibition is a phrase of English invention that has long been mistakenly cited as an ancient Chinese curse that invokes periods of uncertainty, crisis and turmoil; "interesting times", exactly as the ones we live in today.

    The 58th Exhibition is curated by Ralph Rugoff, currently the director of the Hayward Gallery in London. Between 1985 and 2002 he wrote art and cultural criticism for numerous periodicals, publishing widely in art magazines as well as newspapers, and published a collection of essays, Circus Americanus (1995). During the same period he began working as an independent curator.

    * Ryoji Ikeda's participation in Venice is supported by Audemars Piguet, The Vinyl Factory and Institut Français.

    Image: Ryoji Ikeda at Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam, 2018 / © Ryoji Ikeda - Photo: Studio Hans Wilschut