ATHENS – The first-ever solo exhibition of American artist George Condo in Greece will be held at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Kolonaki, central Athens this summer, with 30 paintings, sculptures and drawings considered representative of his best work in a career spanning four decades.
The exhibition “George Condo at Cycladic” is part of the museum’s contemporary art programme and a catalogue will be published on its occasion. It is curated by Atalanti Martinou. The exhibition opens at the Stathatos Mansion on June 8 and will be inaugurated in the presence of the artist.
Condo was instrumental in reviving figuration in American art, together with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and Jeff Koons back in the 1980s, and continues to be one of the most important American figurative sculptors and painters.
The exhibition will not be a chronological description of the work in the sense of a retrospective but rather a show representing some of the artist’s best examples of his work focusing on the human figure; an ongoing interest of the MCA’s curated contemporary programme.
Condo’s work has been acquired by major museums throughout the world and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He has also received numerous prizes, including the Academy Award from the American Academy of the Arts and Letters in 1999 and the Francis J. Greenberger Award in 2005.
The exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art with run until October 14. Further details are available at the website: https://cycladic.gr/en/page/george-condo-at-cycladic