George Condo - Under the Influence New York Sunday, March 30, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance


    Ulrike Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles; Private collection, Los Angeles

  • 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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Beat Abstraction

1982
Wax crayon and charcoal on paper.
19 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (49.5 x 64.8 cm).

Signed, titled and dated “George Condo 10/82 Beat Abstraction” on the reverse backing board.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $7,500

Under the Influence

31 Mar 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York