Abstract Form Composition, 2022
Ink and acrylic on paper
79 in. x 60 in. / 200.7 cm. x 152.4 cm.
Born in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1957, George Condo studied Art History and Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He moved to Boston and played in a punk band, The Girls; relocated to New York, where he worked as a printer for Andy Warhol; and spent a year studying Old Master glazing techniques in Los Angeles. Condo would soon go on to spend a decade in Europe and returned to New York permanently in 1995, with the birth of his second child. During this period, Condo invented his hallmark “artificial realism” and made his first foray into sculpture.
His accolades include the Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1999) and the Francis J. Greenberger Award (2005), and he was a New York Studio School honoree (2013), among others. In addition to appearing in solo and group exhibitions, Condo’s work has been honored with inclusion in Biennials in the United States and abroad, including two Venice Biennales (2013, 2019) and two Whitney Biennials (1987, 2010). In 2017, a retrospective of Condo’s works on paper, “The Way I Think,” traveled internationally.
Condo’s work can be found in renowned public collections internationally, including Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany; Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, all in New York, NY
Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth
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