George Condo

Crazy Cat Combination, 1989-1990

Oil, paper and charcoal on canvas
342.9 × 252.1 cm

George Condo practice was fueled on the one hand, by the concurrent taste for paintings from the Old Masters, and on the other, by a penchant for American pop culture, cartoons and caricatures.

In the ‘Crazy Cat Combination’, 1989-1990, Condo pays explicit homage to an American cartoonist George Herriman, best known for the comic strip ‘Krazy Kat’. This work consists of 12 separate fragments and resembles a page from classic American comic book.

George Condo, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, April 20–May 26, 1990.
Large-scale works by gallery artists, The Pace Gallery, 142 Greene Street, New York, July 16–August 31, 1990.
George Condo: Recent Paintings, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57 Street, New York, April 19–May 24, 1991
I Am the Enunciator, Thread Waxing Space, New York, January 9–February 20, 1993.
George Condo, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, December 3, 1994–January 15, 1995.

George Condo. Art Random, Kyoto Shoin International, Co., Ltd., Kyoto, 1991, p. 23 (detail), pp.30-31 (details), p.39 (detail).
George Condo (exhibition catalogue). Text by Felix Guattari. Paris: Galerie Daniel Templon, 1990: 25, illustrated; 53, detail.
George Condo: Recent Paintings (exhibition catalogue). Text by Wilfried Dickhoff. New York: The Pace Gallery, 1991: plate 7, illustrated.
I Am the Enunciator (exhibition catalogue). Text by Christian Leigh. New York: Thread Waxing Space, 1993: installation view.

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