Untitled

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist in 1983

  • Artist Bio

    George Condo

    American • 1957

    Picasso once said, "Good artists borrow, great artists steal." Indeed, American artist George Condo frequently cites Picasso as an explicit source in his contemporary cubist compositions and joyous use of paint. Condo is known for neo-Modernist compositions staked in wit and the grotesque, which draw the eye into a highly imaginary world. 

    Condo came up in the New York art world at a time when art favored brazen innuendo and shock. Student to Warhol, best friend to Basquiat and collaborator with William S. Burroughs, Condo tracked a different path. He was drawn to the endless inquiries posed by the aesthetics and formal considerations of Caravaggio, Rembrandt and the Old Masters.

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Property from the Collection of David Bowes

Untitled

India ink on rice paper
16 x 9 3/4 in. (40.6 x 24.8 cm.)
Executed in 1983.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

sold for $4,000

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Sale
New York
+ 1 212 940 1250

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New York Auction 19 September 2017