George Condo is active/lives in New York, California, New Hampshire. George Condo is known for post-surreal, grotesque figure and portrait painting.
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Biography George Condo
In the 1980's, George Condo, born in Concord, New Hampshire, arrived in
New York, after having been in California, and became close friends
with members of Andy Warhol's Factory including Julian Schnabel,
Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He collaborated with the
heroes of the Beat Generation, William S. Burroughs and Allen
Ginsberg. Of this time, it was written: "His work was governed by
the reworking of the Old Masters, in a lyric universe in which the
human being is decomposed in a multiplicity of non-human beings merged
from his own unconsciousness: 'I conceive artistic language as my own
natural reactions, a combination of rational and irrational.' "
He worked together successfully with Bu
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