The art created by George Condo is best seen in the context of a broader return to painting experienced in the 1980s New York art scene. Friends with contemporaries like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Condo referred to his work, which combines traditional forms of European painting with Pop sensibilities, as “the realistic representation of that which is artificial.” A decidedly intellectual artist, his work has proven significant in the world of pictorial arts as well as the literary community, inspiring writers from Burroughs to Guattari and Salman Rushdie.
Reproduction print. Big Reclining Nude by George Condo. Mounted and matted. Image: W 12” H 9”. Image with matte: W 16” H 12”. Unframed.