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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

    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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Property from a Private Collection, Chicago


Expanding Color Painting

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.

$200,000 - 300,000 

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