George Condo was born in 1957 in Concord, New Hampshire (United States). From 1976 to 1978, he studied art history and music theory at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. During his time as a printer in Andy Warhol’s Factory, he formed close relationships with artists such as Basquiat and Keith Haring. While being immersed in the contemporary art movements of New York and Paris, Condo also possessed a thorough understanding of classical and modern art, which is evident in the context of the artist’s works. He has received acclaim for his unique form of expression, known as “Artificial Realism,” which fuses American popular culture with the style of the European Old Masters. Philosopher Félix Guattari referred to this as the “Condo Effect,” a mechanism that deliberately excludes established artistic interpretations and disrupts stability. Condo exhibits a particularly strong affinity for Cubism, and his work is often referred to as “Psychological Cubism,” including by the artist himself. He has held numerous solo exhibitions in museums worldwide. He has also been invited to participate in several international exhibitions such as the 44th (2013) and 58th (2019) Venice Biennale, the 13th Lyon Biennale (2015) and the Gwangju Biennale (2014, South Korea). His works are housed in institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario (Canada), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Spain), Städel Museum (Frankfurt), Tate Modern (London), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), MoMA (New York), National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Guggenheim Museum (New York), and Whitney Museum of American Art (New York).