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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

    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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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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Sam Mansour
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
New York
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New York Auction 30 September 2020