George Condo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | Phillips
  • “They [portrait drawings] were part of my daily routine. To get up, have coffee and just draw... They represent the fear and sadness of the distancing we all have to be a part of.”
    —George Condo, 2020

    • Provenance

      Gladstone Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      New York, Gladstone Gallery, Drawing 2020, September 24–December 5, 2020, p. 44 (illustrated)

    • Artist Biography

      George Condo


      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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Out of Time and In Space

signed and dated "Condo June 29, 2020" upper left
Aquarelle pencil and wash and ink on paper
26 x 40 in. (66 x 101.6 cm)
Executed in 2020.

Full Cataloguing

$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for $419,100

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 May 2023