October 18–November 22, 2008
To inaugurate the opening of the new Berlin gallery, Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are delighted to present large format drawings by the American artist George Condo.
Condo’s work is marked by the unification of perceived contradictions; it combines the formal language of classical painting such as Diego Velazquez and Pablo Picasso with the aesthetics of modern cartoons and mass media. While Condo refrains from citing images directly, subtly integrating art historical references into his own image world, his work is unique. Condo contaminates the legacy of the art historical canon through dark humor and the grotesque.