Couple Study

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  • Provenance

    Luhring Augustine, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    George Condo: Existential Portraits, exh. cat, New York, 2006, p. 134 (illustrated, p. 60)

  • Artist Bio

    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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Couple Study

signed and dated "Condo 05" upper left
ink on paper
8 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. (21.3 x 17.1 cm.)
Executed in 2005.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

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Sam Mansour
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New York Auction 4 March 2020