George Condo - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Monday, November 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist 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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Looking Out

1998
oil on canvas
16 1/8 x 13 in. (41 x 33 cm)
Signed, titled, inscribed and dated "Condo, 98.5, Paris, 'Looking Out'" on the reverse.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $81,250

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 12 November 2013 11AM