So Ashley Olsen might be dating an older man — what of it?
Ashley Olsen has moved on to a new man. She was spotted in New York on a “romantic” outing with artist George Condo. After one glance at Condo, it’s easy to spot another thing that Ashley has in common with her twin sister Mary-Kate — she’s definitely into older men. Condo is almost 30 years older than Olsen, but when you consider how much she’s accomplished in her young life, they almost seem like peers.
We did some digging on Condo and learned that he’s led a very interesting life! Here are five things you should focus on rather than his age.
1. He’s a father to very accomplished young women
Condo has two daughters from his marriage with Anna, which ended in 2015. Eleonore Condo, an actress and graduate of Muhlenberg College, and Raphaelle Condo, currently a music major at Bard College.
2. He’s got connections with Kanye West
Condo is a very talented artist whose art was used on the cover of Kanye West’s 2010 album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The album was one of West’s most popular with both his fans and his critics, turning the artwork into an iconic cover in both hip-hop and the music world as a whole.
3. He’s not just a painter
Besides his famous West album cover, Condo is known in the art world for his incredible paintings, drawings and sculpture. Many museums, including the MET, the Whitney and the MoMA, have featured Condo’s creations in their exhibits.
4. He worked under Andy Warhol
When he was first starting out in his art career, after studying at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, he worked under famous artist Andy Warhol. From 1981 to 1983, he worked mostly in the silkscreen production studio applying diamond dust to Warhol’s Myths series. Who even knew that was a job?
5. He had a very famous best friend
Coming up in the art scene in the '80s meant that Condo met a lot of famous artists who we all love today. One of those artists was Keith Haring, who he remained lifelong friends with until Haring died of AIDS in 1990.
Certainly with so many connections and such a successful career, Condo seems like the perfect intellectual match for Olsen, despite their age gap. Only time will tell whether these two will last, but in the meantime they’re surely having tons of interesting conversations!
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