George Condo: One Hundred Women

George Condo: One Hundred Women

by George Condo, Husslein-Arco
     
 

Description: "A woman is something you can glorify, you can be horrified by, you can be paranoid in front of, you can love, you can hate." So says painter George Condo, not the first artist to have tackled the subject of Woman and certainly not the last. Nevertheless, Condo's particular brand of cartoonish figurative painting, with its equal debts to Surrealism

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Description: "A woman is something you can glorify, you can be horrified by, you can be paranoid in front of, you can love, you can hate." So says painter George Condo, not the first artist to have tackled the subject of Woman and certainly not the last. Nevertheless, Condo's particular brand of cartoonish figurative painting, with its equal debts to Surrealism, Pop Art, and painterly abstraction, has gone a long way to pushing the means through which Woman might be represented. Herewith are One Hundred Women, drawn, painted, and sculpted by the American artist--some of them nudes, some of them portraits, some of them part of large-scale art-historical collages. Each woman bears at least some trace of Condo's signature style, replete with animalistic grotesqueness and stylistic references to such modern masters as Goya, Velazquez, Picasso, and Warhol.

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ISBN-13:
9783775716260
Publisher:
Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Publication date:
08/15/2005
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
8.43(w) x 11.49(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

George Condo was born in Concord, New Hampshire in 1957. In the early 80s he worked at Andy Warhol's Factory, then later rose to fame in alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Julian Schnabel, playing a key role in the 80s revival of painting. Solo exhibitions of Condo's work have been mounted at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston and the Palais des Congres de Paris, as well as at such prestigious galleries as Bruno Bischofsberger in Zurich and Luhring Augustine and PaceWildenstein in New York. In 1999, he received the Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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