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  • Provenance

    Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Hendrix took extended choruses and brought unimaginable forms related to Lautreamont, Tanguey and the Surrealists and combined Matta’s translucent space-age-robots with Abstract Expressionism. He got more out of sound than most artists get out of paint.”
    – George Condo (Notes on Jimi Hendrix by George Condo at Bluenote late in October 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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Jimi Hendrix 1

1999
silkscreen on canvas
39 3/4 x 59 7/8 in. (101 x 152 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated "Condo, 99, Jimi Hendrix #1" on the reverse.

Estimate
$150,000 - 200,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

Contemporary Art Day
11 May 2012
New York