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

We Are Waiting

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GEORGE CONDO (B. 1957)
We Are Waiting
signed and dated 'Condo 84.7' (upper right); signed again and dated again 'Condo '84' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
59 x 59 in. (149.9 x 149.9 cm.)
Painted in 1984.
Provenance
Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1985
Literature
S. Baker, George Condo: Painting Reconfigured, London, 2015, pp. 31 and 43, no. 34 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors (Part I: Figuration), February-June 2017, p. 61 (illustrated).

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“These recurrent motifs, however, also double the effect of the shared styles between subjects and, like the carefully rendered landscapes and skyscapes against which both objects and figures are set, produce a disruptive de Chirico-esque sense of universal displacement. But more than anything, perhaps, these apparently arbitrary collections of symbols that echo between works and worlds, and make sense only in the confines of the environments created for them, add up to a literal demonstration of what Condo would call 'artificial realism': the realistic representation of that which is artificial, so that it behaves in the manner of a natural form. This blend of artificial and real depends entirely on Condo's technical ability to level out orders of incongruousness.”
—S. Baker, George Condo: Painting Reconfigured, London, 2015, p. 31

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