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George Condo

 (born 1957)
George Condo is active/lives in New York, California, New Hampshire.  George Condo is known for post-surreal, grotesque figure and portrait painting.

George Condo

In the 1980's, George Condo, born in Concord, New Hampshire, arrived in New York, after having been in California, and became close friends with members of Andy Warhol's Factory including Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.  He collaborated with the heroes of the Beat Generation, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.  Of this time, it was written: "His work was governed by the reworking of the Old Masters, in a lyric universe in which the human being is decomposed in a multiplicity of non-human beings merged from his own unconsciousness: 'I conceive artistic language as my own natural reactions, a combination of rational and irrational.' " (denoirmont)

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Biography photo for George Condo
© 2001 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Self-Portrait, 1970

About  George Condo

Born:  1957 - Concord, New Hampshire
Known for:  post-surreal, grotesque figure and portrait painting