Friday, September 16, 2011

Crude Portraits

George Condo has made a great career of painting his clown/monster-people "portraits" and his big Show at the New Museum provided plenty of those. Although I appreciate them and the stories they evoke, my true love are the works where he cuts up a bit; abstracts things with movement and gesture (especially his mixed media pieces). Most of those somehow remind me of De Kooning. This particular work goes even further, almost invoking graffiti and helps one to comprehend some of the inherent similarities in disparate art genres.

Image from AllArtNews.

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