6. George Condo, New Museum (January 26 to May 8, 2011)
If you didn’t know George Condo before 2010, Kanye West made damn sure the artist was on your radar. When George Condo: Mental States opened in January, we were well primed for the conceptual survey of the artist's career. The opening gallery, with magnificent salon-style hanging of Condo's most famed portraits, made the show.