© George Condo / ARS (Artists Rights Society), New York, 2019 Courtesy of the artist, Skarstedt and Sprüth Magers / Photography: John Berens
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© George Condo / ARS (Artists Rights Society), New York, 2019 Courtesy of the artist, Skarstedt and Sprüth Magers / Photography: John Berens
© George Condo / ARS (Artists Rights Society), New York, 2019 Courtesy of the artist, Skarstedt and Sprüth Magers / Photography: John Berens
© George Condo / ARS (Artists Rights Society), New York, 2019 Courtesy of the artist, Skarstedt and Sprüth Magers / Photography: John Berens
© George Condo / ARS (Artists Rights Society), New York, 2019 Courtesy of the artist, Skarstedt and Sprüth Magers / Photography: John Berens
© George Condo / ARS (Artists Rights Society), New York, 2019 Courtesy of the artist, Skarstedt and Sprüth Magers / Photography: John Berens
Installation view, George Condo, 'What's the Point?', Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, April 9 - June 1, 2019 Courtesy Sprüth Magers / Photography: Robert Wedemeyer
Installation view, George Condo, 'What's the Point?', Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, April 9 - June 1, 2019 Courtesy Sprüth Magers / Photography: Robert Wedemeyer
Installation view, George Condo, 'What's the Point?', Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, April 9 - June 1, 2019 Courtesy Sprüth Magers / Photography: Robert Wedemeyer
Installation view, George Condo, 'What's the Point?', Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, April 9 - June 1, 2019 Courtesy Sprüth Magers / Photography: Robert Wedemeyer
Installation view, George Condo, 'What's the Point?', Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, April 9 - June 1, 2019 Courtesy Sprüth Magers / Photography: Robert Wedemeyer
Installation view, George Condo, 'What's the Point?', Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, April 9 - June 1, 2019 Courtesy Sprüth Magers / Photography: Robert Wedemeyer

“What’s the Point?” That’s both the title and the main question that George Condo explores in his new exhibition at the Sprüth Magers gallery in Los Angeles.

“What’s the point of consistency in art?” Condo asks, “Every time I put a brushstroke down on a canvas I ask myself, ‘What’s the point?'”

What is the point of consistency in art? What is the point of every mark he makes on a canvas? What is the point of a particular color choice? These are the questions that should be at the heart of every artist’s work, Condo argues in this exhibition, who states that all of his actions are intentional; that everything serves a purpose.

The exhibition features a number of oil works by Condo, mostly painted on linen, and draws inspiration from 17th century portraiture of the beggars and thieves found in classic Dutch and Italian paintings. Explore a selection of the work above.

“What’s the Point?” is open now and runs until June 1.

SPRÜTH MAGERS
5900 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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