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

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  • Provenance

    Pace Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1988

  • Exhibited

    New York, Pace Gallery, George Condo: Paintings and Drawings, March 11 – April 2, 1988

  • Literature

    George Condo: Paintings and Drawings, exh. cat., Pace Gallery, no. 12 (illustrated)
    R. Smith, Condo Creates a Future With Layers of Nostalgia, New York Times, March 1988
    H. Cotter, George Condo at Pace, Art in America, May 1988 (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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Property from a Private Collection, Chicago

151

Expanding Color Painting

1987
oil on canvas
98 1/4 x 78 1/2 in. (249.6 x 199.4 cm)
Signed, inscribed and dated "the days of color Condo 87" on the reverse. Further signed "Condo" along the stretcher.

Estimate
$200,000 - 300,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am