Sunday, July 26, 2009

“As Lost Civilization,’ a sizable exhibition at the Musée Maillol, makes clear, Condo’s paintings are generally naive, not faux-naïf, and only rarely hilarious; his subject matter, ranging from whores to orgies and clowns, is banal but never about banality, and Condo does not seem to really ‘play’ with bad taste—it appears instead that bad taste plays with him, overwhelming any desire, on the part of the viewer, to perceive these pictures as conceptually cunning or ironic.” (source: David Lewis reviewing George Condo @ Musee Maillol, -Art Balooney Blog

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