on the left: Memories 1997
on the right: Paper Faces 1997 acrylic, oil, and paper on canvas 96x160 in.

George Condo
Collage Paintings 1997

"Living in New York City I sometimes think, sure, it would be beautiful to be out in the countryside and paint nature. I'd love to go out and sit down in front of a landscape with a lake and paint the reflections and birds and all kinds of wildlife. And start describing each living thing and paint it as I see it. And then I said, well I'm in a landscape already."