George Condo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, November 28, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Barcelona
    Galeria Salvador Riera, Barcelona
    Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Barcelona, Galeria Salvador Riera, George Condo, November 1992, no. 53, pp. 26-27, 54 (illustrated, p. 27)

  • Artist Biography

    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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Toy Soldier

signed, titled, inscribed and dated '"toy soldier" 1992 Condo N.Y.C' on the reverse
oil on canvas
193 x 92 cm. (75 7/8 x 36 1/4 in.)
Painted in 1992.

Estimate
HK$2,000,000 - 3,000,000 
€255,000-383,000
$256,000-385,000

Sold for HK$2,268,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2021