GEORGE CONDO (B. 1957)
GEORGE CONDO (B. 1957)
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GEORGE CONDO (B. 1957)

The Psychoanalytic Puppeteer Losing His Mind

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GEORGE CONDO (B. 1957)
The Psychoanalytic Puppeteer Losing His Mind
signed, partially titled and dated 'Condo 94 The Psychoanalytic Puppeteer' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
78 ¾ x 59 in. (200 x 149.9 cm.)
Painted in 1994.
Provenance
Pace Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1994
Literature
M. Cashdan, "The Mental States of George Condo," The Huffington Post, 2011, digital.
S. Baker, George Condo: Painting Reconfigured, New York, 2015, p. 71 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, New Museum; Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and London, Hayward Gallery, George Condo: Mental States, January 2011-January 2012, pp. 61 and 187 (illustrated).

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It's what I call artificial realism. That's what I do. I try to depict a character's train of thoughts simultaneously – hysteria, joy, sadness, desperation. If you could see these things at once that would be like what I'm trying to make you see in my art. George Condo

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