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  • Provenance

    PaceWildenstein, New York
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1991)
    Christie's, New York, September 30, 2015, lot 283
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    George Condo

    American • 1957

    Few artists have dedicated their careers as singularly to one genre as George Condo has to that of portraiture. He is drawn to the endless inquiries posed by the aesthetics and formal considerations of Caravaggio, Rembrandt and the Old Masters. Emerging on the New York art scene in the 1980s alongside contemporaries such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Condo developed a distinctive visual lexicon that is unmistakably his own. 

    Student to Warhol, friend to Basquiat and collaborator with William S. Burroughs, Condo tracked a different path. The artist frequently cites Picasso as a predominant influence in his contemporary cubist compositions and joyous use of paint. Condo is known for postmodernist compositions staked in wit and the grotesque, which draw the eye into a highly imaginary world. 

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86

Odalisque Improvisation

signed and dated "Condo 88" upper right
oil pastel and charcoal on paper
13 7/8 x 17 in. (35.2 x 43.2 cm)
Executed in 1988.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $27,500

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New York Auction 30 September 2020