George Condo (born 1957 in Concord, New Hampshire) is an American contemporary visual artist working in the mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. He currently lives and works in New York City.
In addition to commissions for book covers, such as Jack Kerouac’s Book of Sketches (Penguin Poets, 2006),for which he also wrote the introduction, Condo has also created or designed album covers for numerous musicians. Most notably, in 2010 Condo collaborated with Kanye West and created a series of paintings for West’s albumMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and various singles. Kanye West uses a Condo painting as his Twitter image and Condo has painted a Hermès Birkin Bag for West that West gave to Kim Kardashian. Condo’s work has also been featured on the covers of the Phish album Story of the Ghost (Elektra, 1998), Danny Elfman’s Serenada Schizophrana (2006) and Franck Debussy Schumann by Dora Schwarzberg and Martha Argerich (AventiClassic, 2006), among others. He also has done a t-shirt with Adam Kimmel for Barneys New York.
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