George Condo (b. 1957)
Condo Painting (2000), dir. John McNaughton
George Condo works in the medium of painting and sculpture. He has exhibited in the United States and in Europe, including exhibitions at the Whitney Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the Guggenheim, New York; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Salzburg; Ministere de la Culture, Paris; Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany and most recently at the Wrong Gallery in the Tate Modern, London and The New Museum in New York City.
In 2000 he was the subject of the documentary film Condo Painting, directed by John McNaughton. His work is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. In 2010, Condo created the artwork for Kanye West's single, "Power" and West's album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He takes inspiration from American caricature, European history portraits as well as Greek mythological figures, often in a dark yet humorous style.
He currently lives and works in New York City, USA occupied with investigating the genre of portraiture.