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

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  • Provenance

    Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

  • Exhibited

    Brussels, Xavier Hufkens; New York, Luhring Augustine Gallery, George Condo: Existential Portraits, January 26 - June 3, 2006 (illustrated)

  • 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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Jean Louis, Chef

2005
Oil on canvas.
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm).
Signed, titled and dated "Condo Jean Louis Chef 05" on the reverse.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $40,800

Contemporary Art Part II

18 May 2007
10am & 2pm New York