George Condo - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne

  • 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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The Jimi Hendrix Experience

1999
Silkscreen on canvas.
60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm).

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $72,000

Contemporary Art Part II

18 May 2007
10am & 2pm New York