George Condo - Under the Influence New York Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, Artists for Change Benefit Auction, September 9, 2008
    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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Group of Women

2007
pencil on paper
24 x 19 in. (61 x 48.3 cm.)
Signed and dated "GC 07" upper left.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Contact Specialist
Benjamin Godsill
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Under the Influence

New York Auction 7 March 2014 2pm