George Condo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Monday, November 9, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen
    Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris
    Phillips de Pury & Company, London, Contemporary Art Day Sale, October 18, 2008, lot 153
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Art Day Sale, May 10, 2012, lot 437
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, George Condo: Physiognomic Abstraction, April 4 - May 31, 2001

  • Literature

    George Condo: Physiognomic Abstraction, exh. cat., Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, 2001, p. 65 (illustrated)

  • 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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Green Passages

2001
oil and acrylic on linen
70 x 70 1/4 in. (177.8 x 178.4 cm)
Signed, titled and dated "George Condo Green Passages 2001" on the reverse.

Estimate
$250,000 - 350,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am