George Condo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
    Private Collection
    Phillips, New York, November 14, 2000, lot 190
    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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Property from a Private Collection, California

Ο431

Untitled

signed and dated "Condo 85" lower right
gouache on paper
32 1/2 x 47 7/8 in. (82.6 x 121.6 cm)
Executed in 1985.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $88,200

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York

1 212 940 1250
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021