George Condo's unconventional paintings are illuminated in context with his vast range of artistic influences-from Tiepolo to Picasso to Basquiat, and from psychedelic to new wave.
George Condo is renowned for his eclectic mix of artistic influences-from the Old Masters to cubism to pop art. The artist who coined the term "artificial realism" blends imagery and styles from various movements in works that critique contemporary Western culture and its excesses. His paintings and sculptures feature Humanoids-figures that are metaphors of our humanity, magnifying our emotions and revealing our high and low points. For the first time in his own words, Condo reveals the genesis and significance of his distorted creations and unveils previously unseen paintings created during the pandemic and the political turmoil in the United States.