Tag Archives: Peter Plagens

Profiles

Before the Kanye Kerfuffle Was the Queen Brouhaha

In 2007 we profiled George Condo, creator of that controversial Kanye West album cover that does not seem destined for a store near you. Read about his punk-rock past, how his portrait of Queen Elizabeth freaked out the English, and why his depictions of women are so ferocious. Read More

Profiles

Fake Tiepolos and the Cabbage Patch Queen

Taking off from the Old Masters, George Condo paints grotesque yet appealing figures that exist somewhere in the territory where Francis Bacon meets Hans Bellmer. Read More

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Features

Biopics Mix Shticks, Kitsch

Moviemakers love to dramatize the lives of famous artists, but they often stumble on the details. Read More