Daily Dose Pick: George Condo

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Notorious for his banned cover art to Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, George Condo is a wild, prolific painter with a masterful eye for the grotesque.

Employing a twisted, kitsch vision of comic and tragic muses, Condo paints powerful, psychological portraits, based on memories of old-master paintings and keen observations of everyday people. Working in a style that he has dubbed “artificial realism,” Condo turns the world around us into a surreal playground for the bizarre.

View George Condo’s Artnet catalogue, see the five paintings he made for Kanye West’s album cover, read an interview with the artist, visit his New Museum survey show, and buy the accompanying monograph

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Click through below for a gallery of images by George Condo.

George Condo, Spiderwoman, 2002, Oil on canvas, 96 x 80 in., 243.8 x 203.2 cm, Collection E. and G. Tatintsian

George Condo, Jesus, 2002, Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in., 91.4 x 91.4 cm, Collection of Nancy and Robert Magoon

George Condo, Mary Magdalene, 2009, Oil on canvas, 27 x 26 in., 68.6 x 66 cm, Collection Richard and Hazel Collins

George Condo, Uncle Joe, 2005, Oil on canvas, 53 x 46 in., 134.6 x 116.8 cm, Private Collection, Courtesy Simon Lee Gallery

George Condo, The Insane Queen, 2006, Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in., 50.8 x 40.6 cm, Collection Per Skarstedt

George Condo, The Stockbroker, 2002, Oil on canvas, 96 x 80 in., 243.8 x 203.2 cm, Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan

George Condo, Internal Space, 2005, Oil on canvas, 85 x 80 in., 215.9 x 203.2 cm, Collection Nina and Frank Moore

George Condo, Homeless Harlequins, 2004, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in., 61 x 50.8 cm, Private collection

George Condo, Black and White Abstraction, 2005, Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 90 x 110 in.,50.8 x 279.4 cm, Collection Thomas Dane

George Condo, Portrait of a Woman, 2002, Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 in., 182.9 x 152.4 cm, Private collection