American contemporary artist George Condo has been cited as taking inspiration from American caricature, Greek mythological characters, dark humor, and family portraits – all of which are evident in his bold creations, such as the artwork for Kanye West‘s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Here, Life+Times hands the pencil over to Mr. Condo and lets him wax poetic on a selection of his works thus far.
“The Cloudmaker,” 1984 (Oil on canvas, 26 x 32 inches)
“Painted in the Canary Islands, on the run from New York. Thinking about Old Master Graffiti, simulated found paintings and jewels.”