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George Condo (1957-)

Professions: Painter

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  • GEORGE CONDO Tumbling Heads, 2006 Oil on canvas.

  • George Condo , b. 1957 The Birdman oil on canvas

  • George Condo , Satyricon

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George Condo Biography

(b Concord, NH, 1957) American Painter. Known for his references to art history and a use of modern abstract-figurative painting, George Condo's portrait figuration incorporate historical archetypes into a unique morphology. Using painterly cues and a variation of compositional devices sourced from Cubism and Surrealism through to painters such as Raphael, Rembrandt and Velazquez, his work recalls their historical antecedents while subverting the exact matter they hint at. Yet however important this reference to tradition is, it does not determine the primary appearance of his works. Attention is what Condo's figures initially demand, located as they are between the grotesque and the comic, protagonists caught between comedy and tragedy. Only on closer observation does the degree emerge to which his way of painting, his composition and his concept of the figure govern the actual attraction of his paintings, and how complex and independent is his engagement with a very personal tradition. Condo paints pictures that exhaust the whole spectrum of an illusionist, figurative and narrative idiom, and at the same time address the issue of the painting as an artificial construct, above and beyond reality. (Credit: Christie’s, London, Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, June 21, 2007, Lot 515)

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  • 
 George Condo , b. 1957 Wolfman oil on canvas 
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 George Condo , b. 1957 
 Skull with Candle oil on canvas 
 
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  • George Condo , Visions of Mexico oil on canvas, George Condo, Click for value View Details
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  • Contemporary Art: GEORGE CONDO Memories of Spain,, George Condo, Click for value View Details
  • Contemporary Art:  GEORGE CONDO Digit Still , 1984, George Condo, Click for value View Details

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