George Condo

b. 1957


George Condo is a contemporary American artist known for his unique figurative paintings and prints.

Featuring fractured portraits and aggressive imagery, Condo often recontextualises paintings from the Old Masters with allusions to contemporary American culture, blending their imagery and techniques with aesthetics that echo Pablo Picasso and Willem de Kooning.

Born in 1957, in Concord, NH, he went to study Art History and Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. He was also a member of the band The Girls during the late 1970s, Condo met Jean-Michel Basquiat in New York at a show, it was Basquiat that suggested he move down to New York to pursue a career in art.

In 2010, Condo collaborated with Kanye West for the album cover of  My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

George Condo
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