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  • Provenance

    Simon Lee Gallery, London
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, London, 13 October 2012, lot 214
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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170

Circus Composition

signed and dated 'Condo 2000' upper left
ink on paper
73 x 52 cm. (28 3/4 x 20 1/2 in.)
Painted in 2000.

Estimate
HK$700,000 - 1,000,000 
€79,100-113,000
$89,700-128,000

Sold for HK$693,000

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Specialist, Head of Day Sale
+852 2318 2027
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2021