Matt Dike, Los Angeles (acquired from the artist circa 1983)
Thence by descent to the present owner
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.
Property from the Collection of Matt Dike
signed, inscribed and dated "3. Bowers Condo 83 BC" lower right
crayon on paper
27 1/2 x 39 1/8 in. (69.9 x 99.4 cm)
Executed in 1983.
$6,000 - 8,000
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