George Condo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
    Private Collection, Zurich
    Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
    Private Collection, Paris
    Christie’s, London, June 26, 2019, lot 205
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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197

Etruscan Study

signed and dated "Condo 93" lower right
pastel and charcoal on paper
80 x 40 in. (203.2 x 101.6 cm)
Executed in 1993.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022