George Condo - New Now New York Monday, September 19, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Pace Gallery, New York
    Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
    Acquired from the above 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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Untitled

signed and dated "Condo 89" lower right; further signed, inscribed and dated "condo 1989 concord, Mass" on the reverse
oil on canvas
38 x 44 1/8 in. (96.5 x 112.1 cm.)
Painted in 1989.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

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