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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

    Few artists have dedicated their careers as singularly to one genre as George Condo has to that of portraiture. He is drawn to the endless inquiries posed by the aesthetics and formal considerations of Caravaggio, Rembrandt and the Old Masters. Emerging on the New York art scene in the 1980s alongside contemporaries such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Condo developed a distinctive visual lexicon that is unmistakably his own. 

    Student to Warhol, friend to Basquiat and collaborator with William S. Burroughs, Condo tracked a different path. The artist frequently cites Picasso as a predominant influence in his contemporary cubist compositions and joyous use of paint. Condo is known for postmodernist compositions staked in wit and the grotesque, which draw the eye into a highly imaginary world. 

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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