George Condo - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, November 13, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Planned Parenthood Benefit Auction, 2004

  • 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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Jazz Figure Patterns

2001
Watercolor and graphite on paper. 
30 x 22 1/4 in. (76.2 x 56.5 cm).
Signed and dated "Condo 01" upper left; titled "Jazz Figure Patterns" on the reverse. 

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

14 Nov 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York