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.

Exhibitions:
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.

Publications:
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.




back

George Condo