Title Information

Records for not-yet-published titles do not include subject classifications. To initiate an order, see the instructions at the bottom of the page.

GEORGE CONDO: PAINTING RECONFIGURED. Simon Baker. Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 2015. Published in the U.S.A. by Thames and Hudson Inc., New York. 288 pp. with 321 ills. (304 col.). 32 x 27 cm. LC 2015-932478 ISBN 9780500093948 In English.
Publisher's description: With his arresting, unsettling style, George Condo emerged from the dynamism of the New York art scene in the early 1980s, and he has been restlessly painting, drawing, and sculpting bringing forms into the world in one way or another ever since. Reliably inconsistent, Condo's references and inspirations, in both style and content, ricochet deliriously around the canon of Western art history. Somewhere between his fake Tiepolos, reconfigured Manets, impossibly intricate paintings that seem to be abstract until you get up close, and his perpetually screaming cubist hags, Condo has invented, mastered, and expanded not just one painterly language but the whole lexicon. Working closely with the artist, writer and art historian Simon Baker has combined biographical, chronological, and thematic approaches to survey George Condo's work and career to date. An introductory essay on Condo's contradictory nature and a chapter exploring his early career are followed by three thematic chapters that look at the years from 1980s to the present, tracing Condo's different systematic approaches to the language of painting, exploring his relationship to the concept of abstraction, and probing the darker side of his psychological iconography.
Artist(s):Condo, George
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Painting
Plans: 70,54
Worldwide Number: 166932
Hardcover $75.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

Select titles for ordering by clicking in the boxes to the left of the title entries and then click on the "Add to Cart" button below. You will then be able to specify quantities and continue with your order.

NOTE: The shopping cart will expire after 2 hours of inactivity.