Adam and Eve, 2007 , Graphite on paper, 29.75 x 22.4 inches

George Condo's paintings, self-defined as “psychological Cubism,” are steeped in the re-examining of the works of the Old Masters mixed with allusions to contemporary American culture. His figurative paintings, fractured portraits and aggressive, sometimes savage imagery, echo the crude, broken aesthetics of Picasso and de Kooning. Condo's figures, with their bulging eyes and hideous, exaggerated facial expressions incite the macabre - his cast of characters reveal humanity's imperfections that make way for beautiful artistic moments.

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