The Value of Works by George Condo
George Condo is a renowned American painter and sculptor whose works make a bold statement. In his own words, Condo once said, when crafting his creations, his goal is “to make an incredibly important statement immediately.” Early on, he got his inspiration from Picasso, and Joan Miro, famous for bugs and insects flitting about. Condo was also fascinated with Rembrandt and Goya, and as he developed in his career as an artist, influences from these greats can be seen in his work.
What is unique about George Condo’s creations?
Condo brilliantly mixes aesthetics that are in opposition of each other, such as combining old master paintings with psychological cubism and pop art. Condo says he paints different perspectives of psychological states. One such example is “The Insane Psychiatrist” from 2002. Art experts believe that his work may be a smart addition to any collection, due to the aggressive neo-cubism nature of his pieces. The word from the art world is that since there is a very limited supply of George Condo paintings that come up for sale, collectors are clamoring for their chances to purchase these exceptional pieces.
The Life of George Condo
George Condo was born in Concord, Massachusetts. He majored in music theory at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA. During his years there, he simultaneously studied Art History. After two years at UMass, he relocated to Boston and worked in a silkscreen shop, and later joined a punk rock band called “The Girls.” Also in the band was abstract painter, Mark Dagley. Dagley and Condo had the opportunity to meet Jean-Michael Basquait, and after being influenced by Basquait, George Condo picked up and moved to New York, getting noticed in the East Village in the 1980s.
In 1999, Condo was awarded the Academy Award in Art, by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2000, Condo released his feature film, “Condo Painting,” directed by John McNaughton. Condo went on to be awarded numerous awards, and serves as a visiting lecturer at Harvard.
A number of biographies and art books discussing George Condo’s work exist, for collectors to review, to learn more about the artist. These include:
● George Condo, Painting Reconfigured, by Simon Baker
● The Imaginary Portraits of George Condo by Ralph Rugoff
● George Condo: La civilisation perdue/ The Lost Civilization
Guattari,Félix; Lorquin,Bertrand; Gioni,Massimiliano; Ottinger,Didier; Collectifs
● George Condo: Life Is Worth Living by Picasso, Bernard Ruiz
Criticism of George Condo’s work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, the Washington Post, The Guardian and many others. What some critics point out is that Condo may not have a real sense of artistic self. Others say that his work can be grotesque and off-putting. Condo’s popularity is not affected by the criticism and his work sells well.
Condo not only is a noted painter, but also creates sculptures, works in print making and is known for his drawings. Social media offers many ways for fans and collectors to become familiar with Condo’s work. Images of his work can be found on Pinterest; pinned to various fans’ boards. On YouTube, those who wish to get to know the artist can actually see him at work.
Condo lives and works in New York, NY.
Some of George Condo’s exhibitions from the last several years are listed below in descending chronological order:
2013 Intimate Distance, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea
55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Paintings & Sculpture, Sprüth Magers London, London, England
Paintings & Sculpture, Sprüth Magers Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Inner Journeys, Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore
George Condo, Schim Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
George Condo, Mental States, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
2011 Drawing Paintings, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
George Condo, Mental States, New Museum, New York, USA (solo) (travelled to Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Hayward Gallery, London, England; and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany)
Drawings, Sprüth Magers, London, England (solo)
George Condo: a collection of etchings, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
George Condo, Mental States, New Museum, New York, USA (solo)
George Condo, Boijmans van Beuingen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
George Condo, Hayward Gallery, London, England (solo)
2010 Cartoon Abstractions, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris, France (solo)
Beauty is Diamond, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Family Portraits, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
The Lost Civilization, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2009 Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artisits and Ed Ruscha, FLAG Art Foundation, Berlin, Germany
George Condo, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy (solo)
KolnSkulptur 4, Skulpturenpark Koln, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Just what is it that makes today’s painting so different, so appealing?, Gering & López Gallery, New York, USA
George Condo, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
La Civilisation Perdue, Musée Maillol, Paris, France (solo)
Add the Works of George Condo to Your Own Collection
As a renowned artist in America for nearly 40 years, many people have found George Condo’s work to be inspiring, and others find it hard to understand or even unappealing. His work is exhibited in galleries throughout the nation, and lucky collectors can sometimes purchase various of his works at auction. In Florida there may be some opportunities to purchase paintings by George Condo. There are art auctions that may feature Condo’s work, and people can bid via phone or online from anywhere in the world.
The addition of Condo’s art to your collection will be something you may wish to pursue with the help from a local Dania Beach auction house. Their experts know this artist and many others. They can help you watch for auctions by showing you how to sign up for auction alerts. The auction house staff can show you how to review their online auction catalogs, so you can watch for pieces by George Condo should they come available for auction in this area. Keep an eye out for live auctions in Dania Beach for the chance to add a work from this American artist to your home or office.
Selling the Works of George Condo
Do you have works by George Condo that you are interested in selling, appraising or cosigning? Call Joshua Kodner today, and ensure you receive the true value of your property.