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George Condo’s “Mental States” Come to the New Museum

Jesus, 2002. Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in (91.4 x 91.4 cm). Collection Nancy and Robert Magoon.

We stopped by the New Museum’s latest show, “George Condo: Mental States,” yesterday.  The exhibit, which opens today, is the first major American survey of Condo’s work, comprised of over 80 paintings and sculptures created throughout the last thirty years.  It takes up the third and fourth floor of the museum and is definitely worth going to see.

Clearly, Condo has officially crossed over in to the “main stream.” There were a lot of questions about Kanye West (Condo was commissioned to make five paintings for the cover of Kanye West’s album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy) and everyone wanted to know if P. Diddy and Beyonce would be coming to the opening night party. 

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  • A Berkeley law professor offers independent corroboration of NYPD crime stats (WSJ).
  • “From Caravaggio to Kanye,” Calvin Tomkins discusses George Condo’s work (his show opens at the New Museum today) and the controversial cover art he made for Kanye West’s most recent album (New Yorker).
  • Some great photos of Lower East Side “Crocheting Queen,” OLEK, who is currently teaching a crochet sculpture class at the Educational Alliance (NYDN).