Featuring New Acquisitions in the Morgan’s Collection
February 24–May 14, 2023
The Morgan Library & Museum is pleased to present Entrance to the Mind, featuring drawings made by American artist George Condo (b. 1957) over the last forty-five years. On view through May 14, 2023, the exhibition includes twenty-eight drawings, all acquired by the Morgan in 2021.
A spirit of improvisation has characterized Condo’s drawing practice from the beginning of his career. “I kind of draw like you are walking through the forest,” Condo explains. “You don’t really know where you are going. You just start from some point and randomly travel through the paper until you get to a point where you finally reach your destination.” The earliest drawings in the exhibition date to 1975– 76, when Condo was a teenager. They show him reimagining past styles of art history—here, Cubism and Surrealism—on his own terms. Their titles, Mind and Matter and Entrance to the Mind, signal the essential correlation between drawing and mental states that has remained central to his art.