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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist 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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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