George Condo was born in 1957 in Concord, New Hampshire. From 1976 until 1978 he studied art history and music theory at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Afterwards he moved to Boston and joined a music band. At this time he met Jean-Michel Basquiat and this meeting persuaded Condo to live as a painter. After a career of more than three decades he is recognised as being one of the most influential living artists of America. George condo lives and works in New York.