George Condo - Paper Jam: Online Auction New York Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sprueth Magers Lee, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Mireille Mosler, Ltd., Tease, June 22 - July 28, 2007

  • 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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Orgy Study (iii)

signed and dated "Condo 04" lower left
pen, ink and wash on paper
8 x 9 1/2 in. (20.3 x 24.1 cm.)
Executed in 2004.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $8,750

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Paper Jam: Online Auction

Online Auction 11 - 20 February 2020