Photos by G. Art by George Condo
Artist George Condo’s work has been exhibited in museums throughout the world. For those that follow the music scene more-so than art, you might even recognize George Condo’s work on the cover of the new Kayne West album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” The New Museum in New York has “a conceptual survey” of Condo’s work in the exhibition “Mental States.” Ranging from abstract paintings to sculpture, social commentary and people on the verge of a nervous breakdown are common themes in George Condo’s works.
The exhibit is located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the museum and as you walk through it, you’ll see Piscasso-eque figures from his 1980s “fake old masters” series. The distorted figures are not just an homage to the great abstract artists – they are a commentary on a society that is on the brink of doing itself in. As you can see in the very top picture, the 4th floor has a really cool ceiling to floor arrangement of no less than 50 paintings. With names such as “Artificial Love,” “The Executioner,” and “The Psychoanaltyic Puppeteer Losing His Mind,” you’ll definitely see subjects that range from the abstract to the absurd.
You cannot possibly see the fantastic detail of Condo’s work in these pictures, so check out the exhibit for yourself at the New Museum, located at 235 Bowery in New York. “Mental States” by George Condo runs until May 8, 2011. Don’t miss it!