George Condo - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, May 15, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Luhring Augustine, New York

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Pace Wildenstein, George Condo: Silkscreen Paintings, May 6 - July 3,1999

  • 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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Gunsmoke

1999
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas. 
24 x 19 3/4 in. (61 x 50.2 cm).
Signed and dated "George Condo 1999" on the reverse. 

Estimate
$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $34,600

Contemporary Art Part II

16 May 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York