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George Condo

The Girl from Ipanema, 2000

Oil on canvas
36 1/10 × 36 in
91.6 × 91.4 cm
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Phillips

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An archetypal example of George Condo’s acclaimed singular and iconic approach that challenges and re-defines the conventional notion of figurative portraiture, The Girl from Ipanema belongs to a series of paintings by the artist …

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Signed and dated 'Condo 8/00' on the reverse
George Condo
American, b. 1957
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George Condo’s work is populated by a cast of characters whose bulging eyes, bulbous cheeks, proliferating limbs, and hideous over- and under-bites set them apart as a singular species. Drawing on vastly diverse painting practices—like Pablo Picasso, Diego Velázquez, Henri Matisse, and Cy Twombly—Condo absorbs a vast range of art-historical sources, yet, at the same, creates a pictorial language characteristically his own, one that investigates the macabre, the carnivalesque, and the abject. He calls his surrealistic style “psychological cubism”, exploiting “our own imperfections—the private, off-moments or unseen aspects of humanity—that often give way to some of painting’s most beautiful moments.” Even Condo’s most abstract works, like Internal Space (2005) with its impenetrable geometric scaffolding of forms radiating from the painting’s center, explore the furthest extremes of the human psyche.

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About the work
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Phillips

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An …

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An archetypal example of George Condo’s acclaimed singular and iconic approach that challenges and re-defines the conventional notion of figurative portraiture, The Girl from Ipanema belongs to a series of paintings by the artist …

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Signature
Signed and dated 'Condo 8/00' on the reverse
George Condo
American, b. 1957
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George Condo’s work is populated by a cast of characters whose bulging eyes, bulbous cheeks, proliferating limbs, and hideous over- and under-bites set them apart as a singular species. Drawing on vastly diverse painting practices—like Pablo Picasso, Diego Velázquez, Henri Matisse, and Cy Twombly—Condo absorbs a vast range of art-historical sources, yet, at the same, creates a pictorial language characteristically his own, one that investigates the macabre, the carnivalesque, and the abject. He calls his surrealistic style “psychological cubism”, exploiting “our own imperfections—the private, off-moments or unseen aspects of humanity—that often give way to some of painting’s most beautiful moments.” Even Condo’s most abstract works, like Internal Space (2005) with its impenetrable geometric scaffolding of forms radiating from the painting’s center, explore the furthest extremes of the human psyche.

George Condo

The Girl from Ipanema, 2000

Oil on canvas
36 1/10 × 36 in
91.6 × 91.4 cm
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