George Condo - New Now New York Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne
    Riccardo Tettamanti
    Christie's, London, February 9, 2007, lot 311
    Estate of Nancy Hoguet Tilghman
    Doyle, New York, April 20, 2021, lot 1044
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    George Condo


    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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signed and dated "Condo 5-84" on the stretcher
oil on canvas, in artist's frame
canvas 12 x 9 1/2 in. (30.5 x 24.1 cm)
artist's frame 15 3/4 x 13 3/8 in. (40 x 34 cm)

Painted in 1984.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $95,250

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Avery Semjen
Head of Sale, New Now
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New York Auction 8 March 2023