Born in 1957 in Concord, New Hampshire, George Condo emerged onto the New York art scene at the same time as his friend Jean-Michel Basquiat who persuaded him to settle in New York at the end of the 70s.

After a few exhibitions in various galleries in the East Village and a passage through Andy Warhol’s factory, Condo moved to Paris in 1985, where he lived for 10 years before returning to New York. The artist draws as much from Pop culture as from the history of art. His tragicomic paintings revisit and distort Goya, Vélasquez, Manet or Picasso. He willingly dismantles the artifice of representation in an “Artificial Realism”, which had influenced numerous artists from the generation of Glen Brown and John Currin. Examples of his works can be found in the collections of institutions such as MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Tate Modern in London or the National Gallery of Art in Washington. George Condo’s rating reached another dimension in 2018 after a first result of more than $ 5m, with Nude and Forms (Christie’s, New York).

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