George Condo

Born 1957 in Concord, New Hampshire
Lives and works in New York


University of Massachusetts, Lowell


Condo has occupied a prominent position in the art world for close to three decades. Mr. Condo’s art can be viewed as a multi-layered experience incorporating art historical references ranging from European classicism to American contemporary culture, often combining elements of each to achieve a unique vision informed by all its sources. In his New Yorker profile on the artist, Calvin Tomkins observed that “instead of borrowing images or styles, [Condo] used the language of his predecessors, their methods and techniques, and applied them to subjects they would never have painted.” Speaking of Condo’s influence on the generations that have followed him, Laura Hoptman, curator in the Department of Painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art stated, “George opened the door for artists to use the history of painting in a way that was not appropriation.”

Mr. Condo has been invited to lecture at many prestigious institutions including Columbia University, Yale University, Pasadena Art Center, San Francisco MOMA, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Mr. Condo taught a six-month course at Harvard University entitled Painting Memory.

In 1999 Mr. Condo received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in 2005 he received the Francis J. Greenberger Award; and in 2013 Condo was honored by the New York Studio School. In 2011, the New Museum, New York presented the retrospective exhibition, Mental States. This exhibition travelled to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Hayward Gallery, London; and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. Mr. Condo’s work is currently the feature of a museum-wide exhibition at the Berggruen Museum, Berlin. The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. is planning a retrospective exhibition of his drawings opening in the spring of 2017.

– text courtesy of Skarstedt Gallery


Skarstedt Gallery, New York
Sprüth Magers, Berlin


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Judith Rothschild Foundation, Philadelphia
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica
Tate Gallery, London
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Ministère de la Culture, Paris
Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain, Ile de France, Paris
Staedel Museum, Frankfurt
Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona

Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd., Tel Aviv