George Condo’s Constellation of Voices, a new sculpture, was installed prominently on the Grand Tier terrace. Commissioned for the Met, the 13-foot tall work is covered in 24-karat-gold-leaf, dazzling its viewers. “George paints and sculpts big emotion — what is better than that for the opera?” said Gallery Met Director Dodie Kazanjian
George Condo’s contributions to Gallery Met date back to the program’s inception. In 2006, his Rosina Diptych was a highlight of the Heroines group show that inaugurated the gallery. In 2013, on the occasion of the new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, Condo opened Jesters, a solo exhibition that examined Condo’s “favorite archetypal hero-loser”: the clown. In 2014, Condo created a Gallery Met Short for the live broadcast of Bizet’s Carmen.